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Sunday, October 02, 2011

I'm Done, And...

...I'm done in! I'm tired of green beans. I'm tired of tomatoes. Friday was a long tomato day. Saturday was a short green bean day. I picked the garden clean and snapped all the beans. I couldn't believe there were exactly the right amount of beans for a full canner. No jars were short and no beans were left over. Amazing! So 14 more pints done. And we are done doing beans this year.

Ernie brought home 45 pounds of Roma tomatoes yesterday. Today was spent canning 7 more quarts and 7 quarts of sauce. Both crock pots are full and will cook overnight. I should have 5 or 6 more quarts of sauce in the morning. The dehydrator is full and there are about 6 pounds of whole tomatoes in the freezer. As soon as the last sauce is sealed in jars Monday, I will be officially done!

Except for the apples that we will get next weekend...........I better wash more jars!

7 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh, you are a trooper! I remember as a kid, my mom canning, and just when she thought she was done, my stepdad would bring her another 5 gallon bucket of tomatoes. I remember some growling going on. It didn't help that it was usually hotter than blazes while she was canning and they never ran their air conditioners often.

What a beautiful sight to behold when the winter snow is blowing up to your window sills!

Rest...the apples will there soon!

Nancy said...

Great Job!

I love to can, so I know how tired you must be. My legs always ached at the end of a long day of canning.

Earlier this summer, I gave all of my jars and bands and canning accessories to my nephew and his wife. They are now the official canners for the family.

Quilter Kathy said...

My goodness...you must be plum tuckered right out! Looks yummy...great work!

Diane said...

gives me flashbacks of helping my mom can tomatoes when I was growing up. I'm going to try and make a batch of apple butter today...if I can get my butt to the orchard to get the apples.

Lizziebeth said...

I never canned tomatoes with a crockpot. Can you give us the directions?

Judy D in WA said...

The tomatoes and the sauce are canned in a pressure cooker. The tomatoes for the sauce were cooked down in the crock pot, then canned........sorry if I confused anyone. Judy

Kari Nitzel said...

I am looking for a good tomato sauce to can. Are you willing to share your recipe?