Monday, September 24, 2012

More results from another three-day weekend

  • 10 lbs dried green beans (now fits in 1 quart jar)
  • 11 pints pickled sweet peppers
  • 10-ish lbs dried green peppers (both pepper jobs were a major time-suck with all the chopping and seed removal)
  • 4 jelly jars / 1 pint vanilla-melon jam
  • 6 quarts tomato puree
  • 5 pints charred chili BBQ sauce
  • 8 pints pickled green tomatoes
What I didn't get done . . .
  • Another batch of vanilla-melon jam
  • Decant/refill fermenting vessels w/ cabbage for sauerkraut
  • Apples up the wazoo
  • Tomatillos (a huge box filled to the top)
  • Green tomatoes
We talked about it this weekend and it is really feels like there is no end in sight.  Honestly, this could go on for another month (especially with all the work left to the weekends).  There are boxes and boxes full of produce waiting for me.  Seriously. 

I would like to try it during the week, but it is prit'near impossible with all the demands of the three little monkeys underfoot.  I just don't know how I would do it.  Things are different this year w/ the combination of age levels and temperaments.  It seems like I am always in the process of negotiating peace, breaking up fights, or comforting one screaming child or another.  (Not to mention feeding, bathing, directing, diapers, clean-up, etc.)

Nevertheless, I shall persevere.  I still feel strong, though my enthusiasm is starting to falter a bit.  And (heh) . . . we're supposed to start our little home school next week.

1 comment:

mschirber said...

persevere and preserve!! preserving foods sounds like great curriculum for learning (however not very productive) I am so impressed with you and can't wait to see the root cellar photos! Press on my friend!!