Hey Judi!

April 30, 2009 at 7:18 am

Wow that is alot of fruit! But at least you have the help to do it with. Me being alone I just can’t do that much fruit. But this summer I am going to try my best to get a good stock pile of jellies and fruits.
Tomorrow I am going to can Amish Chicken Noodle Soup. That will be an all day cooking job but well worth it when it gets done. Hope to get at least 20 pints. My goal for May is to get 100 jars of food canned. So far I am at 51.
July and August will be my most busiest months. End of June I will be canning Blackberry Jellies. August is where I get stuck with Fig Preserves. And I hope my mom’s grape vine does okay this year. Would like to can some grape jelly.
In my garden I am growing fresh carrots, beets, tomatoes, cucumbers and garden peas. Brussel sprouts, Okra and Broccoli. I freeze my broccoli and brussel sprouts and okra. The other stuff I can. I also freeze my tomatoes too and use them for homemade soups.
I love fresh vegetables. We have a peach orchard close by and this year I am getting Andy to take me there so I can can a bunch of peaches. I want a bushel of them. He loves canned peaches. Up the road from me a man sell pears and I plan on buying pears from him and canning those.
I just love making fresh food for the winter. It takes better and is much healthier! Only thing that bothers me is watching my can and making sure they don’t spoil. I had one batch last year spoil and all that hard work was gone!
Have a great day! Ohh! We checked into the recycled jeans and plan on doing our ceiling with that in the future. But really want the soybased foam in our walls giving it a tight fit keeping cold air out. Going to do one room at a time. That stuff is not cheap though. Very expensive! Hugs
Linda H