Monday, July 24, 2017

Canning and Preserving

Travis grew a ton of cucumbers, but no dill weed. This weekend I went to Ace Hardware to pick up more canning jars, and then to 3 grocery stores to buy dill weed.

Travis did the canning, but I helped with the prep work, meals and clan up.

Travis ran out of the pickle brine, so he decided to ferment the rest. He has a big fermentor crock I got him. 

Next we're going to have a ton of tomatoes. They're a little slow to turn red this year, but are well on their way. Last year I peels, and took the seeds out of the tomatoes, chopped them up and froze them. Then we canned in the fall a few times when it was cold outside. 

Do you do any canning, or do you grow your own food? I'd be lost without Travis. Especially this year I just couldn't be outside with my allergies. About the only thing I do is pick mulberries for 10 minutes each day when I'm at work. I get a small bowl full each day, but there is starting to be less and less of them. I just wash them, cut their stems off and add them to smoothies.


Mandy said...

Oh yum! Mulberries are delicious. You can keep the cucumbers, though. 😝

We don't do much canning or vegetable growing here. Usually just tomatoes. My husband says it's too expensive … both in time and money. I do think the best veggies and fruits are the homegrown ones, though. They taste way better than anything you can buy in the store!

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

wooow...frankly speaking..I haven't done any before! I have been tempted to do so but since we don't really have the produce from our own yard, it feels different :)

Theresa Mahoney said...

Sounds like you had a successful garden this year. Mine didn't do so good. We got way too much rain in the beginning of the season and I think that really stunted the growth. I don't can my excess, but I remember my mom used to do it all the time when I was growing up. It seems like a lot of work.

~ Noelle said...

I would love to have a garden.
Even if it was just tomatoes and cucumbers.


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