Well, we certainly do not want to be considered sluggards! The Bible admonishes us to work hard and gather in the harvest. We need to preserve our harvest to last through the ensuing months until the next harvest.
A well prepared keeper at home will have a pantry or a special place stocked with good things from the harvest. This food will be used throughout the year, and she will be ready for emergencies, or for unexpected company. Her pantry can also be used to fill a basket of food for the needy or to bring meals to someone who is sick.
There are many different ways to preserve food. Canning, drying, and freezing are only three.
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Thanks so much! My children are loving our Keepers nights. We have only been doing it a few months, but we are all enjoying it. It gives me a wonderful (scheduled) time with my girls and my husband time with our sons which we had never really made happen. It's a blessing in more than one way.