More Tomatoes in the Can.

Late in the day again so no time to put Sept. 1905 on my blog. I started the day picking tomatoes and putting those together with the ones I picked yesterday we had 30 pounds to can. Right after breakfast we set to work and by noon we had peeled, chopped and put on to cook all 30 pounds. The garlic is holding out well. It is so nice to have my own fresh grown garlic for the marinara sauce. Fresh garlic is so much juicer and tastier than the dried store bought stuff. I will plant even more this fall. We stopped for dinner and a short nap and then canned 11 quarts of sauce and 3 quarts of juice. One quart of juice we put in the refigerator and will have it this week for breakfast. The pressure canner only holds 7 quarts at a time and each load takes about an hour to do and cool enough to unload so the canning took most of the afternoon. While the canner was cooling I had time to get on the computer and do more on the Carver story. I have just one more story to do and that one is about Barbara Carver Penny. If you haven’t been over to read these stories yet do take time to do so. I think you will find them very interesting. It is so interesting to see how closely life on the farm in Canada follows the life on the farm in North Haverhill, NH. Writing their story made me feel right at home after writing about Web for so many years. As we were doing the canning this morning I also dried some mustard greens. I picked some yesterday and got a couple pounds done and then finished up this morning. It takes about three to four pounds of greens to get a quart of dried greens and each load in the drier takes four to five hours so it is a slow process but I like to use the dried mustard greens instead of salt for my fried goods so it is worth the time and effort. 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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