Sunday, August 28, 2011
Canning some sunshine
Our tomato crop looks history, but I wasn't going to go without my winter tomato stews and such, so I went to my Amish friends and bought twenty pounds of good canning tomatoes.
I was also able to get thirty pounds of prime Maine peaches for rather much more money per pound, from an "English" farmer though, not an Amishman.
Yes, that's right. I said "prime Maine peaches." Haven't you heard of climate change?
All this summer goodness got canned up today. Eight quarts peach halves, three peach pie filling, nine quarts tomatoes.
We'll put up some more tomatoes later in the week. I want at least twenty and preferably thirty quarts on hand.
Tropical storm Irene is very nearly upon us, and it's poured with rain all day so far, so this was a good use of my day, the last free one before term starts.