Wednesday, August 31, 2011

~The last day of...August?~

Wow...this summer has flown by! I can't believe that tomorrow we'll turn the calendar page to September.

I've been up to my ears in tomatoes. We've heard that this year hasn't been a good year for tomatoes. While our tomatoes did get hit with blight, the tomato plants kept on producing and our 15 plants have produced so many tomatoes that I've been canning constantly for the last few weeks! I'll have to do a separate canning post in the near future. This summer (so far!) I've put up over 130 jars of produce.

After all my canning, I was desperate for jars and was so thankful to find someone on Craigslist that was selling some. I was second in line for them, but the first person never showed up so I got a call from the lady who was selling them. When she called I dropped everything and got there as fast as I could!

Now that September is nearly here, I'm looking forward to finishing up our summer activities and jumping into fall!


Monica said...

Good job on all of your canning! I just love to sit back and look at all of my jars of goodies -- gives me a very accomplished feeling. And what a blessing that you found some jars. I have so many extras, too bad you don't live closer to me, and I would just give you some :) Have a glorious day.

emerrube said...

I'm pretty sure we'll be doing our garden next year...especially after hearing your success story. :) he, he.

Deb said...

Tammy! Wow..130 jars! That's amazing! I don't think we had half that! But Hannah does more freezing than canning...I'm not sure the amount this time. I don't think the tomatoes did as well even after planting tons more this year than ever before. You will enjoy them come winter!

Tammy said...

Monica, too bad... :)

Rebecca, I have an email to you in my draft folder, I got so busy with tomatoes I forgot to get back to it! Your comment reminded me!

Deb, I have put some food up in the freezer, but I prefer canned goods for ease of use and longer storage time.

Charity said...

Sounds so yummy!! I miss get my grandmother's canned goods. (She can't bring them as well on the plane as she could when they drove down from Idaho.) I especially miss her peaches!! Canned tomatoes sound yummy! :)