Wednesday, September 5, 2012

storing the harvest

OK. I have said on more then one occasion that I have been up to my eyeballs in tomatoes. It's true. I don't dare say how many pounds of tomatoes I've canned. But, it's a lot. Believe me. I also said I had lots of plans for my tomatoes, and I did. But due to rain, horn worms, chickens, and a new crop of tomatoes we have never planted, we didn't get much. Will never do that again. Hard lesson learned on our parts. But we are fortunate that we know other farmers that had a bounty. And I'm very excited to say that everything I wanted to do with tomatoes I was able to do!!!  So thankful for that!  So...

Here they are! This is what you are looking at from left to right V8 juice, Tomato juice, Salsa, Pasta sauce, Soup starter, Canned tomatoes, and the little one in front is Pizza sauce.
There that is what I've been up to and that is what my tomatoes are doing now. The above is the reason I haven't been blogging or commenting on your blogs lately. But I'm still around. Just been busy. Now you know!
Have a great day all!


  1. Good job! Quite the assortment of yummys!

  2. What a ton of work; but so rewarding!
    I'm so impressed with all the things that you've canned!!
    How nice it will be to have it on the food storage shelves this winter!!

    Enjoy this day, and enjoy the beauty of all that canning :)


  3. Very cool! All things tomato's - Looks delish!

  4. Looks good!! :)
    I will hopefull be canning some tomatoes this Sunday...for the first time!

  5. I have all the canned tomatoes that we can use, I ran out of ideas and still have them laying in the garden. I really like tomatoes in the winter so I made a lot of soup and pints of whole tomatoes just to open up and eat. Even made ketchup this year.