Things never go the way you plan. We had planned to get our tomatoes on Sunday so we could start canning first thing Monday morning but they didn’t have any canning tomatoes on Sunday. So today we started in the garden. There were some tomatoes ready so we decided to make salsa and go for tomatoes after dinner when the new shipment usually comes in. We made and canned 9 1/2 pints of salsa and made 5 pints of pickled vegetables and then called about getting the tomatoes and no luck, they did not get any today. I have no idea why not, maybe it was because of the storm that was headed this way I sure hope so I don’t want it to be a down turn in the crop I still need three hundred more pounds of tomatoes. The pickles I did make today came about when I read you can pickle any vegetable not just cucumbers so I tried a variety of ones I thought looked like good pickling vegetables. I used leeks, green beans, Swiss chard stems, and peppers. These are things I have quite a bit of and with this canning I will know which ones taste the best. I’ll keep you posted after they have a chance to age some. While I was in the garden this morning I took time to weed the Swiss Chard and the new yellow squash plants. Norman stayed down there until break to weed the new corn and beans and that is where he is now. I am afraid he will be there the rest of the week as the weeds have taken over the garden. They seem to grow faster this time of the year and I can’t seem to get ahead of them. The beans in the kitchen garden are all blossomed and starting to grow little beans. They are doing great and I think if they continue as well as they are growing now we will have all the beans we can handle and won’t need the beans and corn in the big garden anyways. All in all it has has been a great season.
I did do some sewing this morning and hope to cut out another school dress for Gina this afternoon. So I had best get to work. Have a good day.