Here are the first 16 pints of spaghetti sauce. We got 28 pints in all plus 4 pints of tomato juice. That was very good, some of the reason was because they were Roma tomatoes which are meatier than table tomatoes and some was because they were 25 pound boxes not 20 pounds as we used to get at Dunlap. That may have been why it took us so long to do them all. However we did get a late start today also. In TN we always started at 6 am today we didn’t get started until almost 10 am. Next week we will get one box and not start the canning until the next morning. See we are not to old to learn!!
This is the last load on processing now. The door is open to the garage and that pile of towels is all that is left of the mess to clean up tomorrow However, Norman is still in the kitchen timing the canner and putting the final touches on the cleanup.
He washed but I did stay and wipe before my back finally broke. It is so good to just sit down and rest my back. Have a good night!
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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