Saturday, July 26, 2008

All hands on deck!

Magic happened today! Some days all the disparate pieces of life come together for some unfathomable reason and everything works. Magic!

We put up a years supply of green beans today. A bushel and a half got snapped, cleaned, blanched, cooled, bagged , and loaded into the freezer. That , by it's self is a pretty good days work. However, we also picked, cleaned, cored, and froze the last of the strawberries (7 pints), washed, cored, cooked, mashed, milled, bottled, and processed 14 quarts of apple sauce, did all the regular chores, and managed to have some family time. Pretty good day!

Apple sauce. Only 20 more quarts to go! The kids did a taste test and confirmed that it was way better than the store bought stuff!

End of the strawberries, ready to be frozen for a midwinter treat.


Daphne said...

I read a couple of blogs saying they were making applesauce. What apple is ripe in July? I'm so used to late August - October apples here. September is the biggest month.

Alan said...

We have yellow transparent apples ripening right now (that's what our apple sauce is made from). I know there are others, but I'll have to get my books out to figure out the types.

Lucy Corrander said...

So satisfying!

We don't start preserving until early September - and then we are litted by storage space.

One of my bug-bears is that modern houses have no larders or cellars.


Barbee' said...

I just want to say: "WOW"! I'm impressed! (Pat on the back.) Don't bother to reply... you don't have time!


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