In June 2016 we sold Cedar Pond and moved over the mountains and far away. We now live in Deer Park , WA where the weather is a bit more extreme than Cedar Pond's and in spite of the challenges we're rejoicing in life in our new home with field and forest just outside our back door. God is so good to us !
"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." A.Holmes
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Hobbit Style Root Cellar
I had the good fortune to meet the people who built this root cellar . They allowed me to check it out and photograph it . I decided such a wonderful hobbit-hole needed to be shared with you ! Above you can see the entrance to the root cellar , or cold storage, built to preserve the vast amount of fruit and vegetables this family grows.
If you walk up their driveway this is what you'll see. A beautiful rock garden where the plants thrive in extreme temperatures This area of the U.S. has very hot summers and very cold winters. The rock garden is actually the roof of the root cellar. You can see a pipe used for ventilation of the root cellar sticking out like a periscope.
The home sits below some beautiful mountains and overlooks meadows where elk, deer, cattle , and wild turkeys graze. Breath-taking views everywhere you look, and they've taken a simple root cellar and turned it into just another view worth looking at and enjoying.
Inside the root cellar ( they hadn't yet begun to fill it up with their harvest when we were there ) are bins for potatoes, onions, apples. There are shelves for all the canned goods they preserve themselves.
I could easily covet this fine hobbit hole .
Root cellars, larders, and pantries full of food canned and preserved by us that was grown in our own orchards and gardens is such a rewarding endeavor well worth everyone knowing and practicing to some degree. Wouldn't it be fun to look forward to stashing the hard-worked-for goods in a hobbit hole like this ?