Thursday, November 3, 2011

Week 44 of the 2011 Food Storage Challenge

$10 Challenge
Store 2 cans fruit and 2 packets of jelly.

$20 Challenge
Store 4 cans fruit and 4 packets of jelly

 A great Summer storage food, and easy to make dessert.  If you get the canned fruit in natural juice, you can drink it as well.

Make sure you store extra water if you store Jelly crystals in order to make it up.

The Slug Fight Continues...

This was the sight that greeted me this morning when I went out to check on the bunnies.  *Shudders*.  I have been trying to get rid of a family of mice living in this corner near my rabbit hutch, but I couldnt' catch the mice in the trap, because slugs kept trying to eat the choc bit I would place in it.  I decided to do something different...surround the mouse trap with slug pellets.  Well, I did catch a mouse.  And I killed off a whole heap of ping-pong ball sized slugs.  So that is what was getting to my lettuce.
 The mouse trap you see is about the size of my hand.  Can you imagine how big these slugs are?

Another camera shot after I had pulled out the mouse trap and discovered a deceased mouse.  I didn't want to gross you out too much though! (So the trap is not in the photo).