Sallie of A Gracious Home started a new blog called Sallie's Stack. This blog is just for the interesting links she comes across.
Wow! It has been raining here, off and on, since Saturday! The grass is so green now! We really needed all this rain!
I had so much fun with my tomatoes yesterday that I'm dreaming up more things to make with tomatoes. Spaghetti sauce and ketchup are two things I'd like to can this summer. Last summer I made three half-pints of ketchup. It is SO good, and my husband just loves it! He is anxious for me to make more this summer!
Speaking of tomatoes, I did a little online search on bushels, since I was confused on the matter. The best definition I came across was at Wikipida:
A bushel is a unit of dry volume....It is used for volumes of dry commodities, not liquids, most often in agriculture....The United States or Winchester bushel was originally defined as the volume of a cylindrical container 18½ inches in diameter and 8 inches deep (2150.420171… cu in); it is now defined as 2150.42 cubic inches exactly. It is divided into eight dry gallons, which are different from the liquid gallons with which most Americans are more familiar....There are four pecks in a bushel.
I also saw somewhere that a bushel of tomatoes would weigh approximately 53 pounds, and that it would yield 15 to 20 quarts of tomatoes. I only got 11 quarts, but I did cook them for a few minutes before canning them, so I am going to say that I got a bushel of tomatoes!
Well, I think this is enough "This n' that". Have a great day!