Saturday, October 07, 2006

Victory Garden Harvest Show

Due to food rationing during World War II many people grew a "Victory Garden." The photo appears to show the "cream of the crop." Note all the old fruit jars.


Blogger The Mushroom said...

They weren't old at the time. ;-)

11:52 PM, October 09, 2006  
Blogger Ookpik said...

Good observation! :)

6:39 AM, October 10, 2006  
Blogger The Mushroom said...

I used to live in this small house on a large plot of land (my future wife's grandmother's half-block, which had 4 houses on it all sharing a backyard) and it had a root cellar no one seemed to want to go into. I went down there and found canned pears, pickles, cherries, and who knows what else from probably the 1950's. Grandma had preserved stuff while she lived in the house and never got around to using them, then moved into the larger house to the left. Some lids had rusted through, some contents had dried to dust, but there were some that were still intact... such as they were.

40-year-old dill pickles aren't as crunchy, if you wondered.

10:27 PM, October 10, 2006  
Anonymous Robinson said...

Ooooo. I don't recommend eating 40 year old home canned goods. In fact I believe that the modern day recommendation is a one year shelf life. I try to use mine up within the year.

12:09 PM, October 31, 2006  

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