"Sign this Mom," they all said.
You can definitely tell school started around here. My e-mail inbox fills up daily with stuff from scholastic, Market Day, school newsletters (to save on school paper), and many other e-mails. Pretty soon the fundraisers will start flowing in, and I'll start to hear "Mom I need $$ for this and that."
Last year, about this time, we were winding down with the garden goodies. We made lot of salsa, but never canned anything. I did freeze many tomatoes, but last year we had mostly Romas. This year, I have many larger types of tomatoes.
Yesterday my sauce took about 25 pounds of Romas, and that is about 125 of them. Today I cut up and froze 3 very full quart bags of tomatoes.
My goal is to can them vs. freeze them, on account of our expensive electric here. I was very pleased with the seasoned tomato sauce I canned. It has so much more flavor in it, and by canning it myself, has no BPA or other unwanted chemicals.
I canned more zucchini relish and still had some zucchini left over. I decided to make some healthier school lunch snacks and after school snacks. They are already getting some delicious garden fresh watermelon.