Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Whatever Wednesday - Canning

Fall.  I used to be strictly a summer girl but as I grow older I realize all the great virtues of each season.  Look at some of the things that fall brings.

 We went to the farmer's market this past Saturday and spent a whole bunch of money.  We bought a HUGE pumpkin.  If you look closely, you'll see a one ounce shot glass for comparison.

I brought it to my dad's bar called The Barn.  I'm letting people guess how much it weighs so I can't tell you anything more than that thing is HEAVY. 

We ended up buying a whole lot of produce.  In the picture below you can see these from left to right and the front row first.  A pinkish pumpkin, some Sweet 16 apples (SO GOOD), another pumpkin that's supposed to be really good for bread.  The back row is nothing but tomatoes, twenty-five pounds of red and 25 pounds of orange. 

I am writing this post on Sunday for public viewing on Wednesday and have only just processed the tomatoes.  I'm hoping to make the bread soon, but pumpkins keep a very long time. 

So, onto what I did on Sunday.  My daughter and I canned 17 quarts and one pint of tomatoes.


  1. Brings back memories of watching my grandmother can the goodies from her vegetable garden, back in the fifties.

    Thanks for the memory.

    - Mac

  2. It's becoming a lost art and it definitely doesn't save a family as much money as it should anymore. But, the food is so much better and probably better for you!


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