Podcast 2 – BONUS MATERIAL: What I’ve already got ready

A Year on the Land
One corner of the house!
One corner of the house!

Bonus material: My food reserves

This is a rough list of what I have managed to gather and preserve over the last year or so. All of the preserves have been made with vinegar, which I have made from foraged apples and my own bees’ honey. The only bought item has been a little salt. I aim to procure most of my salt from seawater (boiled down) and seaweed. 

NUTS (estimated Kg) sweet chestnut x 25, acorns x 12, hazel x 6, walnuts x 1, almonds (from a trip to Spain) 0.5, horse chestnuts (for soap) x 10 

SEEDS (number of jars) Sedge x 2, plantain x 2, ash key pickle x 1 

MUSHROOMS (jars) x 7 dry, x 2 powdered, pickled chanterelles x 1 (for Xmas!) 

FLOURS (jars) Acorn x 2, sedge x 1, sweet chestnut x 3, plus acorn grit x 4 

DRY FRUIT (jars) Haws x 2, apples x 33 

FERMENTED (jars) Wild garlic with some 3-corner leek, hogweed & other wild greens x 12 (more on the way!) 

Cider 8L, red wine 2L (from foraged grapes!), mead x 4L 

Apple cider vinegar 1L  

VINEGARS (jars) Elderberry x 4 

SYRUPS (jars) Rosehips/elderberry x 9 

HONEYS (jars) Elder/blackberry/nettle seed x 7, honey from my bees x 3 

CHUTNEYS/SAUCES (jars) mix of apple & hedgerow fruits x 15, haw ketchup x 5,  

SEAWEEDS (jars) Dried dulse/pepper dulse/wracks x 5 (more coming very soon) 

HERBS/SPICES (jars) Magnolia flowers (dry/pickled) x 6, lime seeds (roasted/ground) x1 plus a bunch of dried water pepper, wild chives, hogweed seeds, mugwort, yarrow 

ANIMALS- Pest controlled in the protection of crops, by qualified and experienced hunters (which I am not, although I did catch the squirrel). 

In the freezer: 2 fallow deer, 1 roe deer, 1 wild boar, 2 grey squirrel (so far). My intention is to smoke the meat in manageable batches of jerky as I go along. The skins are being turned into clothing. 

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