Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The YWAM Colorado at Cimarron Root Cellar
This is an adaptation of a blog post I made on my homesteadblogger blog back in September of 2007. I loved this old root cellar where we lived in Colorado and hope some day to have one of our own.
This is the YWAM Cimarron root cellar. I love it! It has been there for over 20 years, and stores so much food for the base. Much of it we canned during the summer and fall. It also stored our veggies for the garden, our eggs, lots of bottled drinks from the food bank, and frequently even hung our big game until we butchered it. Smelling of must and wood chips, the cellar with its cool temps and mouse droppings and food gathered with love and hard work, that old cellar was one of my favorite parts of the base.
Over the door was this nest. I love it. I didn’t see it while it had occupants, but to me it just added life to this wonderful old place.
There were actually two doors. This helped to control the temperature, and also was bear-proof, which was very important up in the San Juan mountains.
Next is the right side of the cellar on the inside. At times this can be nearly full of potatoes, onions, cauliflower or other fresh veggies. When I took the picture it had some heads of cauliflower, a few potatoes and some cabbages.
On the opposite side we stored the canned goods and drinks.
In the back we had two of these bins that stored root veggies like carrots in sand.
I hope you enjoyed our little journey into the YWAM Cimarron root cellar. If you have ever blogged about a root cellar, leave me a link. I’d love to go visit it!