The Gold at the End of the Rainbow


Marlena Chestnut ShifflettIt is every year about this time I start to question exactly why we choose to live the way that we do. I am utterly exhausted, and there has been something in a basket that needed to be preserved for what seems like months.



Though I’m always ready for the end of canning season, I wouldn’t change our lifestyle. The “gold” at the end of the rainbow is being able to go into my canning room and see all the natural, healthy food for my family, not to mention all the money we save in groceries throughout the year.

Pear Tree

This year has been no different, but I am finally able to put away the home preserving equipment. With the exception of the bucket of sweet potatoes waiting to be canned in my basement and the 5-gallon bucket of honey waiting to be bottled, the garden is finished, what is left on the trees will serve the deer and chickens well, and the honey has been harvested.

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