I retired July 8th and the garden came in like a fast moving thunderstorm! For that entire month I was either in the kitchen canning, on the porch preparing to can or in the hayfield with hubby moving hay to the haylots. I want to share with you our season bounty in a photo roll.
14 quarts all sealed and ready for the cellar
A full bushel of yellow onions. All of the red (Spanish) onions rotted in the ground. Apparently they don’t like all the rain.
The last run of honey for the season.
Green beans. They didn’t produce like we would have liked. Hubby thinks he minimized the space in the gardens and everything was too close together and the sun couldn’t do it’s thing.
Pickles, pickle relish, and more pickles.
Blackberry crop was excellent and I froze a lot of them.
Apple butter on toast for breakfast. Peanut butter and apple butter sandwich for lunch!
Striper fish, fileted and frozen. I think we froze about 10 packages.
I froze about 15 bags of white corn.
Yellow corn was froze.
Delicata squash was harvested and I stored about 20 in the cellar.
Yellow squash was sliced and vacumn packed with about 20 bags.
I froze 18 pints of applesauce made from transparent apples.
We dug our potatoes on Thursday and picked up 21 five gallon buckets full and they’re beautiful again this year. The potato bin is more than half full and it’s a 6’x6’x6′ bin. We picked up about two gallon that were cut when plowed up and Friday I made a crockpot full of potato soup and a half gallon of potato salad.
The cellar is pretty well stocked but for two shelves which I saved for venison.
This shelf section is full of green beans, canned potatoes and canned sausage. The second photo is tomatoes, barbecue sauce, spaghetti sauce and more potatoes. The third is full of jams, jellies, pickles, relish and maple syrup, and more.
We have three freezers of various sizes and one is full of fruit, one with vegetables and meat and the big freezer will be filled with meat as well. My family will be well fed this winter.