i stacked a lot of wood today. what's in the jars?
Abbondanza, abundance, riches. Your kitchen must smell heavenly from those tomatoes. When we fill our pantry with food that we have grown or purchased and put up ourselves, it is such a sense of accomplishment. Just imagine grace, one night in December, frost, wind and snow on the ground, inside on your stove, a pot of sauce made from the work that you did today...how deeply gratifying.
judeand martitomatoes. i thought at one pointthat there would not even be someto eat..so slow, this growing season. the little starts fromseed put out and they just stoodthere, small, still, in theirlarge tomatoe "cages"...just stoodand stood, well into may and thenjune, began to grow. i don't want to make more of itthan it is or might be, but evenall the old people say it was anodd year.even when the rain DID come, itdidn't seem like the rain usuallyseems...ordinarily, things LEAPforward with rain. this year...not. or that's what it seemed.i might be wrong. still thinkingabout all this.anyway...here we are in October andstill tomatoes ripening. the rest though will be for givingand eating.enough in the jars, for thosemonths of deprivation...thosetimes when, yes, marti...a pot ofsauce from this year's plants.who, by the way, had only one child of Hawk Moth.i let it.ate here and there, but sincei could spare it, i shared it. Now.back to the stitching.
i will be canning more tomatoes soon... probably mon afternoon or tues. then the soup... this year i am canning soup for the first time. i love seeing your jars... i still have mine on the counter.. only half of the relish has gone to the pantry...stitching takes time and so there they sit first half of the tomatoes and the relish and some jam. it will all get done in due time.
do you grow chillis as well to make chilli tomato relish? k.
How productive and what a feeling of accomplishment you must feel gazing at all of your bottles lined up on the bench .... no waste, saving $$ and homegrown produce to boot...what could be better!You can sit and stitch later.Jacky xox
Our tomatoes this year were very poor, your plants certainly produced lots in the end. This year I focused on Zucchini relish....yummy in the depths of winter.By the way LOVE your pups.
23 pints of what? It would be beer here in the UK... he! he!, but tomatoes sound good to me. Our crop was not very good at all, blight/black spot was a problem.I would love to have those stashed away for the winter.. A joy.
I liked your background wall I had to enlarge it to see it was collage ........Lorna
Yum and cosiness is all I can say. Am almost standing there with you looking at the jars of richness. Gilly x
Lorna...love Artymess and more,love Candace. will definatelywant to keep track of her...the wall was collaged during amood a few years ago...did itin one straight gesture of time...i keep torn fragments, mostlypics from National Geographic,though some of these were fromother magazines...thanks for liking it..thanks for coming by here...
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