Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tis the season......

For canning.....
and here is my start....
I've done 4olbs of cherries, 60 lbs (minus what the kids ate) of peaches and 7 jars of tomatoes
The valley suffered from the cold wet spring, bad pollination and now a dire lack of apples....I've got 18 jars of apple juice left from last year and may not get the 100 jars or so more that I need to make it thru the winter...
Tomatoes are just starting and I have a whole shelf to fill up.....I picked more 45 pounds and started a batch of "Family Secret Tomato Sauce".
The smells wafting through the house are almost making me swoon!!!!!
Me and Barbara. The work now is the fast food of winter....
That's what I tell myself anyways.

4 comments:

Alison said...

What are you doing in the last photo, with the large jars sitting in the shallow pot?

jane said...

Crazy as it seems I love canning. Due to blight and bugs my canning has come to an abrupt halt. I am a little envious of your bounty.

MamaLou said...

Alison - It's a steam canner.....the water underneath is just starting to boil....I'll pop on the very tall lid and let her go for ...?30 mins - I have to check every time...
I have another BK batch on now...but instead of 1/2 cup of honey I put 1/4 cup of maple syrup....
The house smells divine....

The Gingerbread House said...

Congratulations on your canning success! it delights me to see that people are harvesting and canning foods for their larder. I enjoy having the "homemade fast foods" I think it's the healthiest way to eat if you can.
I enjoyed your blog and will visit again..Ginny