Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Canning Time!

It is getting to be that time again...Canning season. We managed to consume a great deal of what I canned last year. We still have some things left, like some of the jellies, a few jars of beans that I canned late in the season, and some fruit. We also have a couple of jars of meat left, but I have started using those more lately to rotate them out.

The garden is starting to produce too. I didn't plant a lot of stuff this year, mainly squashes and peas. I wanted to try some new things this year so I planted 3 different kinds of squash; butternut, patty pan, and spaghetti squash. I planted the butternut last year, but I got it in late in the season so I only got 2 squashes off of it. But this year I planted earlier and have gotten a better yield.

I am looking forward to my favorite Farm market opening. Time for tomatoes, beans, potatoes, corn and melons. Peppers, fruit, green beans, onions, and other veggies I get from another farm market. I can get just about everything I will need to can for the year over the next 2 months. I have been told I need to make more sugar-free blackberry jam and black bean - corn salsa. LOL

I have already been drying cherries and strawberries. I need to dry some more onions.

I guess I had better get busy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love what you're doing and am glad to know you are out there. I live on the Gulf Coast of Florida and am so infuriated with our government (long time now) it posessed me to look for ways to drop out of society or find a way to take back some control. Thats how I found you. I havent canned since I was a young girl with my grandma (I'm now 47) and I'm overdue. Thanks for the simplicity of your encouragement - it is incredibly appreciated and inspiring. Laura

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