Canning Tomatoes and More Fence Work

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…

2 Replies to “Canning Tomatoes and More Fence Work”

  1. 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!

    1. 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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