Monday, August 20, 2012
Fruits of Our Labor
The gardening season is winding down.
We have thus far canned 27 quarts of green beans, 6 jars of salsa, 11 jars of peppers
I have frozen 17 containers of spaghetti sauce
24 quarts of tomatoes (love, love, love fresh juicy tomatoes from the garden)
and, approximately 20 quarts of blueberries
I have also put blackberries in the freezer, and we have had oodles of squash and cucumbers. Our watermelon plants were a bust and I'm not sure if our pumpkin vines are going to survive or not. Our potatoes did great! Most of them are still in the ground. We leave them in the ground and dig them as needed.
I am going to make jelly out of some of the blueberries once things are a little less hectic around here. I love blueberry jelly!
I am not a big fan of peppers, but those canned peppers are delicious!
I know a lot of you out there 'put up' much more than I have, but we put back enough for our needs.
I made the salsa last night, now I'm off to the kitchen to 'put up' more tomatoes in the freezer.
I always try to freeze a lot of tomatoes. We use them in chili, soups and creamed tomatoes for breakfast.
What have you 'put up' this summer? Are you glad that autumn is around the corner?
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Posted by Janet F. Smart on Writing in the Blackberry Patch