August was a month full of canning considering the garden we had this year considering the weather and late planting. Today I’m finishing the canning with tomato sauce seasoned with onions, garlic and green peppers. I have seven pints in the canner right now and then I’m done with the tomato canning for the year. We still have our potatoes to dig and should get a couple meals of corn on the cob. There’s no fruit at all, not even berries this year but I have enough in storage to make do.
I absolutely need to get some lids and rings before another year. There is a major shortage of them in this pandemic world. I have enough to can some venison and maybe some sausage using wide mouth jars .
I’ve frozen lots of broccoli, sweet potatoes and a few whole green peppers stuffing. No fruit of any kind and way to expensive to buy.
The coons just finished off the grape crop before they were really ready to pick and there’s a fox eating my chickens too. Eddie is stationed in the hen house as I write this trying to get the varmint before he gets anymore. I’m down to 10 young pullets and 10 older hens. I guess the wildlife is starving!!
The cellar is full from this year’s canning and last years. Here’s a few of the beautiful jars of food for the coming year:
The tomato sauce just finished it’s time and we canned three canners of green beans. It’s been a busy month but things look good for winter storage of food. This week will be another week of rainy weather then we hope it will dry enough to get the potatoes out of the ground before they rot. They’re really looking nice!
Let me know if you would like to know the processes I use when canning and/or freezing our produce. Stay safe!!