Tag Archives: spaghetti sauce

A Tomato Filled Day

14 Sep

I started this morning by picking my garden and my mom’s garden bright and early.  After washing tomatoes, this is what I started with.

tomatoes in sink

Then I dipped and peeled and cut and seed and drained.  I made spaghetti sauce.

canning spaghetti sauce

I also made salsa.

cooking tomatoes down

I got 12 pints of salsa.

canned salsa

The 8 pints of spaghetti sauce are still in the canner.

bucket of tomatoes

This is what I still have left (and some still sitting on my counter).  We’ll see how ambitious I am tomorrow.

All photos are SOOC and Farmgirl Friday.

Lots of Food this Weekend

28 Aug

This weekend, I finally got to do some canning.  I had tomatoes prepped in the freezer from last week, and I kept picking them throughout the week, and I was finally ready to make my spaghetti sauce Saturday.  I got five pints and one half-pint.

Look at all those peppers and onions and mushrooms!  I still plan on doing a couple of more batches of spaghetti sauce.

I also had tomatoes left over, so I made tomato juice.  I got six quarts and one pint.

I love this old jar.  I have no idea where it came from, but I love the pattern on it.

I picked more tomatoes that I’ll have to prepare and freeze in order to can next weekend.

I’ve also started making yogurt.  Today, I made raspberry yogurt from those great wild raspberries from my pasture.

Very yummy!

Linking to Homestead Barn Hop hosted by the Prairie Homestead.

My Favorite Place

27 Oct

It probably isn’t hard to guess that my favorite place to be is my farm.  I share my home with family, my son,

and friends, both furry and feathered.  I love walking through the fields and pastures.

I have fences surrounding my property.   Even though they are somewhat in need of repair, they make me feel secure.

We plan on replacing some of the fences to help me feel confident that my animal friends will stay where they belong.  I love growing and preserving my own food.

It tastes so much better when it is fresh, even though we don’t have much fresh food right now because it is fall.  We have falling temperatures right now.  It was mid-seventies on Monday, and today it is frigid mid thirties, rain, and hurricane force winds.  We are expecting our first freeze tonight, so I had to bring in my pumpkins and flower pots.

Outside, I have a few flowers still trying to decorate the landscape with color.  

It is time to say farewell to the flora.  This farm will still be my favorite place, even when it is freezing and sleeping beneath snow drifts.

This is being submitted to Mrs. Matlock’s Alphabe-Thursday.  Visit her blog for more posts featuring the fabulous letter F.