Today we used the last 50 pounds of tomatoes and made 15 1/2 quarts of marinara spaghetti sauce. This makes 400 pounds of tomatoes we have canned this year and I think that is enough so everyone will get some sauce. We even had one jar for dinner today. You would think that after all the tomatoes we have worked up we would never want to look at another tomato but that isn’t the case. We make a wonderful sauce and we still love the spaghetti. A quart jar makes two meals for us so we will have the other half jar next week. When we finished the last load which was 1 quart of sauce, one pint of sauce and 4 quarts of tomato juice, we went out to check the beans and found there are quite a few here in the kitchen garden and then Norman found the beans in the big garden really need to be picked. I didn’t think we would get any beans down there as some thing has been eating them but it turned out they were eating the green leaves on the top of the plants and they were all blooming so the beans kept growing and are now large enough to harvest so tomorrow we will pick and can all the beans we can find. I guess we will run out of jar to can in before we run out of things to can. It has to come to an end some time doesn’t it?
Now it will be the task of cleaning up the gardens and get them ready for their winter’s rest. My flower gardens all need weeding and the raspberries need pruning. We looked into moving the clothes line so that we would let the raspberries expand out to that space. That would be great for the raspberries but we can’t really find any place to move the lines to. SOOO I guess I will have to cut the raspberries back and get them out of the clothes line. That is only the beginning of the clean up but we have over two months to do the job so it should not be too bad and any work we do now we won’t have to do as much when we get back home in March. Have a good day.