|Not enough here for the Zombie Apocalypse (aka Trump Presidency). Makes me nervous.|
So one of the first things I learned at the winery was the concept of FIFO, or first in, first out. It's important with wine because wine that's sitting in a 75-degree tasting room is not being kept in its optimal conditions, so it's important to move through the stock in a way that has the wine sitting inside the winery itself, behind the bar, for the minimum number of days.
It's also important when you can and preserve, which is why most of us date all our canned goods and go to the oldest ones first when using supplies.
|But at least there will be food and wine....|
But Big Ag and I are not always successful in doing this with everything here at the homestead. We are currently are using pellets for the pellet stove that are two seasons old...basically when we got a new pallet each fall we just stuck the new bags on top of the old ones, and used those first.
So right now we're burning wood from the bottom of the pile, or fall of 2013. And we're going to take our stores down to nothing before buying a new pallet. Our wood pellet use is clearly anti-FIFO. It's FOFO, so we're fixing that, because FOFO may be F-U if the pellets don't hold up well with age.
|with various canned accoutrements.|
But every time I look at that dwindling pile I get nervous. I love to be stocked up on supplies and goods, especially in wintertime. Basically, I want to be the family dining on delicious foods, staying warm and enjoying fine wine whilst shooting zombies off the back porch.
What about you? Are you a stock-up kind of person, or do you have enough faith to know if you're low on something the stores are just a short drive away?