I know it is not quite fall yet but it is only 5 days way! At this time of year I have one thing on my mind, stocking up! I think it is because I am secretly hoping to be snowed in for week. Which sadly never happens here but it is my idea of heaven: home, baking away, nowhere to go, knitting by the wood stove. Anyways I am busy stocking up. Here is what is on my list so far.
Lots of wood to feed the wood stove.
A 50# bag of flour as I am baking
bread almost every day. Baguettes are my new favorite thing to bake.
3-20# boxes of organic apples
1-20# box of pears to make Roasted Pear sauce, which I will freeze in glass canning jars.
Ingredients to make elderberry syrup
in case we get sick.There is a recipe in Wren Bay.
At least 30# of dark chocolate. At Christmas time the stores have bigs sales on chocolate, so I stock up for the whole year.
Making sure all my spices are fresh for baking.
Checking my flannel sheets and ordering new ones if needed.
Same with my SmartWool socks.
Bone broth for the freezer.
I am hoping to make a wool petticoat out of a wool skirt. I will straighten the skirt and add a ruffle to lengthen it from another skirt. I have so many dresses and would like to wear them in the winter but with only hardwood floors, my legs get cold.
A new puzzle.
Collecting pine cones on my property for kindling starters.
6# of tea ordered (we drink 12# a year!)
Oil for my oil lamps and a new box of matches.
And I am sure there will be more I will think of. I would love to hear what you are stocking up on?