Sunday, June 24, 2012

Summer Plenty

As always an amazing helper - washing okra

Joe's Uncle Larry farms hundreds of acres - mostly peanuts and corn - and he always grows an enormous family vegetable garden - this year because we are living so close, we were able to go & pick veggies - we brought home 145 POUNDS of tomatoes among all the other bounty - this is what every surface in the kitchen looked liked when we got home

We worked all weekend to fill these jars.

Sampling the cherry tomatoes.  The first of our butternuts coming in.

collecting some sunflower seeds

skinning & coring tomatoes

Dancin' in the Kitchen

Ladling up crushed tomatoes while a batch of ketchup cooks down.  Indigo snoozing away in her favorite spot.

The first batch of ketchup I've every made.  24 pounds of tomatoes cooked down to 5 pints.  Homemade ketchup rocks.

Tropical storm Debby rolled in this afternoon - Levi takes an art break & listens to the pouring rain.

1 comment:

Alison said...

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