Saturday, August 4, 2012

Canned goods so far! :)

 We have been very busy (as you all cans tell by the *previous* absence of posts on the blog), but mom still manages to make time to can our garden goodies!  :)
 Dill pickles and potatoes!
 We have canned 28 quarts of potatoes,
 23 pints of dill pickles,
 9, 1/2 pints (not nine and a half) of peach jam,
 14 quarts of peaches (in apple juice),
32 quarts of peach sauce,

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14  quarts of spaghetti sauce,

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14 quarts of pizza sauce,

and last of all (and least of all)...

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4 pints of tomato sauce!

138 cans in all!!  That sounds like a lot, now that I think of it. Oh, and yes, I used a calculator! ;)

We usually would have canned tons of green-beans by now, but it seems that this year has just been hard on them. :( Mixed feelings :)  The plants are big, leafy, and beautiful but the beans just won't grow past a certain size! We have still had enough for a few meals though so I'm not complaining at all. :)  We probably wouldn't have the time to go full fledged into green-bean world like we usually do anyways! :P 

Here is a picture of what that full fledgedness in green-bean world looks like:

 Some-times two of these size blankets. :)  Yeah, it takes at least 4 hours. :)
 And that's with (just about) everyone helping!
 Wow, my hair was long back then! :)
 Eden Rose
 Josiah David
 Even Lydia helped (eat) the green-beans, raw! ;)
 Judah and Seth looking on...
 The clipped and halved beans!  Basket #1.
 And Box #2!
 Then it's canning time!
And there you have it!  These pictures are from last year I think.  We don't have half this many green beans this year though. Which is good (in a way), because we don't have half the time we did then either! :)

Have you canned anything this year?  Do you plan on canning?

Have a blessed week....I hope you are enjoying the many posts (because it probably won't last long ;)!

Joyfully His,

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