Sunday, September 13, 2009


The stats:

  • 20 lbs of Concord grapes, now grape jam (done with Pomona's Universal Pectin with 1/4 of the amount of sweetener, so you can actually taste the grape-y-ness of the grapes - totally tubular)
  • 10 more pounds of grapes, waiting to join their jammy-brethren
  • 60 lbs of tomatoes, now 15 quarts of tomato sauce
  • 30 lbs more tomatoes sitting in the kitchen, waiting to become tomato soup to go with our grilled cheese sandwiches this winter
  • After that, salsssssssa
  • 4 trays of apple leather in the dehydrator, drying
  • 1 gallon of apple wine fermenting
  • 10 lbs crab apples picked
  • 100-ish? lbs of apples picked
  • 6 guomi bushes discovered, loaded with berries (1 pint picked before twilight, mosquitoes and a crabbing 2 year old put a stop to the festivities)
  • 1/2 pint raspberries picked
  • 1/2 pint dessert gooseberries picked
  • (All the fruit was picked from our neighbor's place: the Polish beekeeping bare-footed 82 year old beauty queen, Walentyne . . .)

Yessssssssssssssss. It is so satisfying.


Sandy said...

Wow! You have been busy! I'm so envious of your established farm. In time ... In time ...

C. Shirk said...


mimi said...

that is AWESOME!!! this is definitely the time of year for preserving!! ummmmmm
what's a guomi??