I Quit

30 Sep

The second reason I did not take many pictures this past weekend is tomatoes and milk.  Seriously.  I’m not getting much milk from the girls right now, but it still adds up.

That means, I started Saturday by making three batches of mozzarella.  I also had to deep fry the mozzarella sticks that we made last weekend.  They’ve been in the freezer all week taunting me.

Then I switched to tomatoes.

This is my canning total for Saturday: 13 pints and 2 half-pints of roasted sauce; two pints and four quarts of cold pack tomatoes; and six pints and three quarts of tomato juice.

My basement is full. I’ve already given away two dozen pints of sauce/salsa.  I quit.  I refuse to do any more tomatoes this year!

That means I moved on to other garden items!  I chopped and froze some okra.

I started preparing and freezing butternut squash.  I did some for me and some for my uncle.

Someone had to check out the squash after I put the skins in the birds’ bucket.

Sky and Snickers

Snickers decided that it tasted yummy.

I pulled the last of the beets and shared them with my nephew.  I roasted and froze mine. Since my peppers didn’t do well, my sister sent me a bucket.

I’m still working on getting the peppers done.  I did take a break though, and made three batches of soap Sunday afternoon.

That includes a new fragrance–crisp apple rose.

6 Responses to “I Quit”

  1. anotherday2paradise September 30, 2019 at 6:01 pm #

    You had me smelling my phone with your last photo. 😅

  2. Jeanne September 30, 2019 at 10:57 pm #

    You’ve done very well! The tomatoes on your shelves are beautiful!! – What kind of peppers did you sister give you? It looks like some are black – are they?
    That’s sad that you have to stop milking, when you could still make cheese, or freeze some for the babies to come, who need it.
    Have a good week.

    • Teresa October 1, 2019 at 7:48 am #

      I will keep milking till they dry up, but it won’t be long.

    • Teresa October 1, 2019 at 7:49 am #

      I think they are pinot noir peppers.

  3. janicead October 1, 2019 at 12:17 am #

    So you consider making soap taking a break. Gurl! That is not a break. Laying on a lounge chair reading a book is a break.

    • Teresa October 1, 2019 at 7:49 am #

      That is winter hibernation activity!

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