Adding those 10 lbs. to the ones I have already, I have about 12-13 lbs (which the kids are already complaining about since they are all over the kitchen table). It takes a lot of tomatoes to make sauce. They'll just have to get over it and go eat on the porch.
Picked the first tomato worms this year. The chickens went bananas when I gave them to them. It's much easier, and less messy to do that what my Grandpa used to do (squash them between two bricks). By the way, I found most of them on plants that were nearest to the basil that survived. I read that basil keeps the horn worms off, but not in our case. Maybe I should plant more around each plant? If my small patch of basil goes to seed, I'll save them. I planted organic basil seeds.
I'm going to need more labels. I just hope to can more staples, vs. condiments and jams and jellies. Although today I am canning Blueberry-Cinnamon jam (not much, just one batch for winter), and freezing blueberries. Once again, a busy day in the kitchen.
Tomorrow, my plan is to be finished with this weeks canning (aside from tomatoes), and start planning a grill-out/hang out on the porch gathering for Son, and for sending one daughter off to college. I hope to get some handiwork time too (Christmas will be here before I know it, and I have more stuff to make).
I'm still searching for organic bell peppers. Mama Pea, if you get any for freezing "stuffed" peppers, would you post on how you make yours? I would like to make some too, but do you freeze before you bake? or after? I'm assuming it's before.
With all our hard winters, it would be a very easy, and healthy meal for us.
Two days of eggs. You can't really see them with the aqua towel, but only two are green. Once again, the barred rocks lead in egg production.
While we were all in the kitchen, Son starts pulling these out of his bag, saying he "brought us all something." See the names on them?
This one says "Sugar Cookie." Want to guess what's in the bags?
Sand (from CA). Ha ha! We got a laugh.
And to give you all a laugh, I'll end today's post with this....
"Hurry Hennie, Sparta farted in there!"