Richard Langer explains how to preserve your harvest for winter by drying fruits, fermenting sauerkraut, building root cellars and churning homemade butter.
You can construct a simple outdoor fruit drying rack from scrap lumber and layers of wire screen.
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Make the root crop storage mound half as high as it is wide. When the temperature falls below 25 degrees, close off ends of trenches with packed soil and put a bigger can on top so that half an inch of screening is left uncovered.
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Use this fruit storage barrel to preserve only fruit that is not bruised and has no worm holes or other flaws. When temperature falls below 25 degrees, replace inner screen cover with a solid wood one.