Speghetti sauce

Another big day with speghetti sauce making.  I got out at 6 this morning to pick tomatoes, I got two big boxes full and had some in the summer kitchen already so we had about 50 pounds to do today.  I got the onions, garlic etc all chopped before breakfast so we started right in on peeling and seeding tomatoes right after breakfast about 8:15.  We finished that job at 1pm and stopped for peanutbutter and jelly sandwiches while the sauce was cooking.  We started the sauce when we were about half done the peeling so it had a good start.  After lunch and a short nap we put away the laundry that had dried on the line as we worked  and made up the bed with the clean sheets then at 2:30 we started jaring up the sauce.  We have just processed 7 quarts and have about a dozen more to go as soon as the pressure canner is cool enough to open, that takes about half an hour.  Then we will have all the juice to process and that is somewhere around 10 quarts, I’ll give you the final totals tomorrow when we are done this evening sometime.  This should be the last big day of tomato canning, it is so dry here now that the plants are dying and only the tomatoes on the vine now will make it.  I’ll pick as long as there are ones ripening off and then pick all the small green ones and freeze those for this winter to use in cooking.  They were great last year!  Tomorrow we have to do about half of the grapes that are left on the vines and prune the vines as we go.  We should get about 20 pounds again tomorrow.  Looks like we will have all the juice we need for next year.   Very tired so time to rest.  Have a great day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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