We have about two bushel of our 2014 potatoes left over and they’re so good! BUT, the cellar is warming up a little bit and the potatoes are sprouting and the smaller ones are getting a little soft. We don’t want to lose any of them so decided we would can them.
Hubby brought them up to the front porch yesterday afternoon and I started peeling them. I’ll sit on the front porch and do just about anything in the summer time. It’s just so peaceful!
This batch was a milk crate full.
After peeling all of them and scrubbing them, I diced them into about 1 inch chunks and packed them in quart jars.
This morning we took them out of the canner before I left for work and Eddie was going to put the second canner on to process after I left. We got 14 quarts out of a 1/2 bushel milk crate. The coming winter will be bountiful with potato soup, shepherd’s pie, fried potatoes, buttered potatoes, and much more. There’s not much that goes to waste on our farm. If we can’t give it away, we can or freeze it while we wait for the next garden to come in!!