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We call this section of our basement the Bomb Shelter. Really. And it gets messy pretty easily. I don't often go down to the basement for anything. One of the guys will carry up wheat berries for grinding, or a big bag of rice so I can refill the rice jar in my real pantry. And on co-op delivery day, it's just so easy to tell the guys to "carry it all down to the Bomb Shelter for now..." But, after a few co-op delivery days (and they're two months apart!), the Bomb Shelter looks like this:
There's a lot going on in the image above. The true Bomb Shelter is really consists of just those large metal shelving units in the back on the right, plus all those five-gallon white buckets you can see in the lower right corner in the front.
Fernando's work cabinets are on the left, with a large cardboard box on top, and there's a table in the center, surrounded by chairs, that the guys will often use for games when friends are over. You can tell, though, that that table hasn't been used in a while. Time to clean up!
Most of this day's work consisted of just putting stuff away, either in their respective storage buckets, or organized on the shelves. Below, you can see the red, blue, and green canning jar boxes stacked neatly in the middle. Those are my empty jars, waiting to be filled with something new!
Below are those five-gallon buckets. The two gray-rimmed buckets are much larger, and each holds about 150 pounds of wheat berries. One bucket was red berries, and one was white, so I mixed them and have been using them up. We haven't said goodbye to any of our guys yet, but as I bake less and less, I don't want to be storing massive amounts of dry goods. I'm trying to be careful with the quantities I purchase, and am conscientiously using everything that I do purchase.
That's it! Nice and clean, just in time for co-op delivery day. I'll blog about that really soon, since I already took pictures!
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