I harvested some carrots from our garden and got a bushel of them. This is just a nice picture. We had tons of them that were this size too. Makes it real easy to peel and cut them up. Not to mention it fills up a jar real quick. One of my SIL's came over two afternoons to help me get them done too. That was such a blessing for me. Makes the work go so much faster to have someone to chat and giggle with. The kiddos and hers played together outside. I still have more carrots to harvest... not today though. She also brought over her canner so we had 2 going at once! Yay!! Makes things go faster too!
I was given some tomatoes and cucumbers that needed to be processed. Made the cucumbers into pickles. Garlic Dill, like the last batch. Perfect size for them too. The tomatoes I just canned for stewed tomatoes. I was going to turn them into ketchup, but didn't have all the ingredients to make it. But I now do, so I'll be making some soon with some tomatoes from our garden. So that will be coming next week! Can't wait to try it!
And then I was given some apples, lots of apples. I think they are Macoon. Not Mac's. They are really good. I turned them all into applesauce. We are going to get some different apples and I thought I might try just canning apple slices, (like pears) and seeing how they are, and freezing some too for pies! Yummy!! My Man loves apple pie it's his favorite! I had two big boxes and a smaller crate full of apples. They are time consuming, but worth it.
|cooking in my big roaster pan...|
|all cooked and in the mill to be turned into applesauce...|
|goodness comes down into the front and all the seeds and peelings go out the side. what a great tool to have!|