Pioneer Woman at Heart

One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

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~

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Crushed Tomatoes ~ Goodbye Tomato Plants

Saturday was pretty productive.  I boiled and ice bathed the last 11# of tomatoes I picked on Friday.  Yes, there were more, even after I let the hens at 'em.  Grand total of tomatoes has moved up to 511#!

I got 8 1/2 pints of crushed tomatoes canned.  Not bad for the last bit of tomatoes.  Ripe ones anyway. 

While the canner boiled, I started washing down the kitchen cupboards.  The fall cleaning has started.

And here's the proof I've been ripping those plants out. I got about 40 pulled before coming in to roast a few pumpkins before dinner.   I also brought in a basket full of green tomatoes.

Even though it was briskly cool out, we took a short break, bundled up like tough bikers do, and went on a short ride.



Lady Jane said...

Yum!!! Send me a jar will ya? LOL>>> LJ

Nancy In Boise said...

We ripped ours out today too, chickens loving digging thru the soil :)

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Lady Jane, it's our first crushed tomatoes with our huge tomato season too. I spent most of the season making sauces.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Little Homestead, the chickens love to dig in that and clean it up for me. Makes my job a bit easier, and bug free.

RB said...

You have been industrious. I got a few things done today too, enough to make a small notch in the list anyway.
Hope everyone's having a great week, and a safe one too.
Remember to stop once in a while to smell the posies. It brings a bit of rest to the heart.
God bless.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Thank you RB. Hubby and I took Sunday off. If felt great too.

Sam I Am...... said...

Hard work and you should be very proud of yourself. Amazing 511 lbs! Congrats!