Quintals of ancient soft wheat and 1 quintal of already ground flour to make baked goods such as bread (leavening with sourdough, added with seeds, rye or spelt flour), pizza, cakes, biscuits etc. 1 quintal = 100 kg. Dozens of kilos of legumes, lentils, dried peas, chickpeas and chickpea flour. Several quintals of hulled spelt to make soups with legumes and other preparations. Potatoes, apples, Jerusalem artichokes and some green leafy vegetables and aromatic herbs in the garden. Vegetables and fruit in jars (peas, sauerkraut, broad beans, zucchini, green beans, eggplants, gherkins, pears, cherries), frozen (peas, broad beans, eggplants in oil, blackberries, aromatic herbs, basil or parsley pesto), and dried (figs, apples, pears, persimmons, mulberries, strawberries, cherries, apricots, oranges, bananas, tomatoes, zucchini, eggplants, carrots), various types of crackers and energy bars produced with the use of the dryer, tens of kilos of dried fruit whole or peeled and vacuum-packed (walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds), broth nut made with the dryer or in the freezer, tens of kilos of various pasta shapes made with our antique durum wheat, 150 kilos of honey, propolis, several hundred jars of jam (more than 20 types), a few hundred bottles of fruit juice (apricots, apples, grapes, quinces, elderberries, rose hips, plums), rose syrup, about 80 jars of tomato sauce, olive oil and olives in jars (in oil or in brine), fresh and dried herbs for herbal teas or seasonings. Candied cherries, ginger and orange peel. Many wild herbs for food, healing, cosmetic use and various types of seeds to obtain sprouts rich in vitamins and other nutrients. Hundreds of kilos of body soap (18 types of olive oil soap with essential oils and herbs), toothpaste, ointments and lip balm made from bees wax, infused oils and tinctures made from spontaneous or self cultivated plants. Detergent for the washing machine starting from self made soap. Lye from wood ash useful for cleaning and laundry. In the fields wheat, spelt, potatoes, peas, broad beans are sown already. In the greenhouse there is the seedbed and salad seedlings, tomatoes, zucchini, basil, parsley and summer flowers have already been born. After reading this list we would say that two Italian devotees in the picture, Gunagrahi Prabhu and his wife Rukmini, are well prepared for any lockdown. That’s the ideal solution one would naturally get after switching his life to organic farming and self-sufficiency, like they did for last thirty years. It takes time and dedication but it’s totally worth it. Here is a google translation of a thorough review of one of our most successful farms in Hungary, with hundreds of pictures. It’s not news per se, but when we are living under lockdown it might become revelatory.
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