Sez my granddaughter to my wife this morning, “Pepaw won the bokashi lottery!” Well, not exactly. Our refrigerator died overnight without any symptoms, and when we woke up this morning, the temperature inside the fridge was in the 60’s.
My wife and I went out shopping and arranged for a new one to be delivered tomorrow. We also got some ice for an ice chest to tide us over until the new refrigerator arrives (forecasted high today, 95 F.).
So, a lot of the food was getting warm and needed recycling. The worms got carrots, grapes, and crushed eggshells. All of the rest went in the bokashi bucket. Let’s see there was;
- a Vidalia onion (now that will make you cry!)
- grape jelly
- ready-to-heat bacon
- brie cheese
- 4-cheese shredded mix
- salsa (medium heat)
- green olives (with pimientos)
- another jar of jelly
I had to go back inside the house for another load and came back with a jar of kosher dill pickles and a jar of sauerkraut. Ironic, huh, they’re getting re-fermented? I forgot to drain the juice from the sauerkraut, so I stuffed some innoculated straw on top of the fermented coffee grounds (bokaffee?) to soak up the moisture and mashed it all down to eliminate air, then replaced the lid. This bucket has no drain. What a lucky guy I am!