Thursday, January 13, 2011

Basement Root Cellar

Fortunately for us, prior owners of our 1901 farmhouse added a basement root cellar.  The room is closed in on the northwest side of our house and stays quite cool when the door is closed.  

We have all our canning jars stored in there now (cats are no longer allowed as they are jar breakers...bad kitties!) and our produce from the 2010 gardening season.

We still have quite a bit of winter squash and 12 or so quarts of homemade applesauce from our apple picking adventure this fall.    

How nice are filled canning jars to look at?  We love it and plan for many more next summer!

It is getting to that time of year: seed catalogs are arriving!  Are you all planning yet?


  1. Hi Jennifer and Steve...I wish I had had a neat place like that when I used to do all bad you live so far away I could pawned my canning jars of on you! : }}

  2. I really envy your cellar. We don't have a cool space here at all. I should probably start digging.
    I also need to knuckle down and get some seeds ordered. Okay, okay, this weekend. Can't wait to see your new garden take shape!

  3. All I can say is WOW!

    So much storage in there:)

  4. Hi - I love your root cellar - it really looks nice and tidy. I love seeing all the filled jars too!

    I am looking for root cellar ideas and saw your photos. I hope we can achieve something like that but I think we are more limited.

    Our farm is also 100 years old but the root cellar room is more like climb in walk-in closet (good thing I'm short) ha. I posted earlier today about it and I'm looking for feedback.

    I just stumbled across your blog today and it's fabulous!


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