One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Canning, Harvesting and Stocking Up

 Sweet Pickle Relish and Spiced Pickled Beets

I've been very busy stocking up the garden.  I've updated the stats that I've been keeping track of on the left side of my blog.

Basket full of beets (buried underneath), cucumbers, green peppers, and carrots.

I intended to weight all of our produce and keep track of that, but I'm running out of time and often forget.  I've frozen about 4 quart bags of green peppers already.

Our carrots did much better this year.  Longest one so far has been 8 inches.  We planted them in a different part of the garden.  I dug some up for dinner.  I won't have enough to freeze or dehydrate, so we are planting more for a fall crop.

 Cut and dried more sage, rosemary, oregano and thyme.

More From the Homesteading Journal. . .

Staked 38 more tomato plants using pieces of wooden drying racks that were beyond repair.  Pulled out the pea and bean plants and replanted for another harvest.


Margie said...

i love to see jars of canned goodies! they are SO beautiful not to mention delicious! we just planted green beans, we missed the first planting this year ... too much going on ... so i'm really looking forward to harvesting these beans in the fall!

nancy said...

We have a great deal on peppers in the stores right now, I need to freeze some too! I'm off to buy local peaches this afternoon, since our nectarine tree has little harvest this year (apple tree too)... sigh....

Candy C. said...

I like how you are keeping your canning stats on your blog, it won't be so easy to lose track that way! I really, really like your herb drying rack! It is so beautiful with the herbs hanging there! :)