A Season for Preserving Food

7 Aug

I swear all I’ve done the last couple of weeks is prepare food for the winter.

That includes a lot of mozzarella cheese for me and the family.  I still have to do mozzarella sticks.  I’m also making chevre.

I have plenty of sweet corn frozen.

Some of the goats have taken advantage of my corn shucks being tossed out. Everyone else was still out in pasture.

Dolly and Cookie

Cookie in particular has been good about coming up early to sneak a treat.

My tomato plants are dying; I lost a lot to rot from the hail; I am picking them early to preserve every drop of liquid in them, but I am working on canning the tomatoes that are left.

I have cold pack tomatoes.

I am making sauce for the family now.

I have also been chopping and freezing okra and hot peppers.  This year I decided to try canning my roasted beets with a honey rosemary glaze instead of freezing them.

I just need the Habanero peppers to turn orange so I can make my son’s salsa.

Just as I finish this summer canning, I’m going to move on to the fall stuff because I’m seeing orange in the garden.

I think I might be ready for the first frost this year.

2 Responses to “A Season for Preserving Food”

  1. Jeanne August 7, 2020 at 7:17 pm #

    I’m glad you are able to salvage so much of your garden produce. Your canned tomatoes are beautiful – so is the salsa. I’ve never tried hot peppers, and have no idea what they would be like to eat. My system is rather delicate as to what I put into it.

    I had to chuckle at the two girls eating away on the corn husks. I’m sure they were really enjoying their snack!!

  2. Eileen Wise August 8, 2020 at 5:38 am #

    Hello, I like the shot of the two goats eating the leftover corn. Looks like you will have a lot of veggies for the winter months. Happy weekend!

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