I’ll admit it. I get jealous of other peoples gardens. The concept of  “too many” anything in your garden is too much for me to comprehend. While I am completely grateful that I am getting a few squash out of the garden, I yearn for the day I can “put up” some veggies for the winter. In the meantime, I dream about a full canning cupboard full of home-canned vegetables and fruit. I did strike a deal this week on some tomatoes and a dear friend was able to help me out (Thanks Mer!) and pick them up for me!! I wanted to try pressure canning for the first time…I suppose it turned out ok. I am not sure the reason for the liquid separation in the final product…anyone know that answer?

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Lea was a huge help and cut all the “X’s” on the tomatoes for their boiling water bath to get the skin off. She had a blast squeezing the “guts” out too!

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I had about 25lbs of tomatoes and was able to get 15 pints of diced tomatoes out of the deal! It was work, but so much fun! Next year I just hope they are my own tomatoes!


More work on the fence today…feels like so much progress! Lea keeps asking when we can get farm animals because now we have a fence. Soon baby, soon.

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More updates soon! Gotta go mix some more concrete!

Oh…one more thing! I am starting a new sourdough starter…so far it is looking extremely healthy and happy! Oh how I have missed Emily Elizabeth…

Canning Tomatoes and More Fence Work
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2 thoughts on “Canning Tomatoes and More Fence Work

  • July 27, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Erica, try canning Roma Tomatoes, they’re so much easier to deal with. They have very thin skin and very few seeds. Just drop them in the food processor, spin a minute, then dump in a big kettle and simmer for about 30 minutes and then our them in the canning jars!

    • July 28, 2013 at 7:09 am

      Ah! I will have to see if I can get my hands on some and if not, I will definitely put those in the garden next year!


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