The Every Day Counts Challenge was started (as far as I know) by Jessica at Three Rivers Homestead. Sarah at Living Traditions Homestead has a great video explaining the challenge. The main point of the challenge is to preserve something every day in August.
I’m not guaranteeing that I will be able to preserve/can something every day this morning but I’m going to give it my best shot. I think it’s also more for youtubers and I am not a youtuber but I’ll try to post on Instagram (which I probably won’t do) but I’ll show it here on the blog for sure.
The challenge isn’t limited to what you’ve grown yourself. For me, it’s more about having shelf stable products so I will be canning things from the freezer: roasts, ground beef, ground sausage. I will be making split pea soup to can for the winter. If I can find decent cabbage, I’d like to restock the shelf with canned coleslaw.
On the days I’m freeze drying, I will count the day I load the freeze dryer and not the day I take things out and vacuum seal them, though I may show them once the process is completed.
So . . for Day 1 of the Every Bit Counts Challenge:
There are two trays of rosemary, a partial tray of sage and one tray of basil. These should be ready to come out of the freeze dryer either tomorrow evening or Thursday morning.