Making Bone Broth in the Crock Pot, the Long Way

  1. It’s getting near the time of year where you realize it’s almost time for camp. Which means it’s your normal week for deep cleaning.
  2. Realize, for a lot of really complicated melodramatic reasons it’s time to start looking for a new home. So you start cleaning like you’re moving, because eventually you’re going to be. And -really- clean.
  3. Realize that you have pantry moths, so you start to freeze all your grains and decide that after your week at camp you’re to start shifting every loose food item into glass jars-including your spices.
  4. As you’re freezing the grain you realize that you need to get the bones out of your freezer to make room so you decide to make bone broth.
  5. That requires going through your cupboards to pull out spices…and realize that you have larger pest issues than just pantry moths. Whatever it is, it doesn’t look like WNY roaches. Which is comforting, and you find out that they really hate bleach cleaner.
  6. Set up your bone broth, and spend an hour and and a half bleaching cupboards and putting spices in glass jars.
  7. Spend some time googling roaches because what if the five bugs were roaches?



The fruit of my labor is an apartment that smells of bleach, a bag full of empty spice jars, and more information than I wanted to know about roaches. The upside, such as it is, is that I am mildly comforted with the knowledge that in a modern global reality where things are carted here there and everywhere a lot of bugs just hitchhike into your home and stay there. It’s not a filth issue though that certainly doesn’t help-they can show up pretty much anywhere, because roaches and such love cardboard boxes. This is however not how I wanted to spend my summer.


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