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naturemaiden Posted - Jul 18 2015 : 1:24:20 PM
So far I've put up dilly beans, kidney beans and today is turkey stock. When I'm done today I will have canned 24 quarts. I still have 3 turkey carcasses to make more stock from.







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Ninibini Posted - Aug 11 2020 : 8:40:08 PM
Hi girls -

Andrea... You're my canning hero... Tomatoes are so much work.. But SO worth it. God bless you!!! How do you process them? Do you use a food mill or another method??? I've never used a food mill, and I enjoy my process, but I am always interested to hear how people process their goodies. Plus, with such big quantities, you must have some really great tips and tricks to share! You make so many great things with your tomatoes, too! Kudos to you, sister!

My garden is big for the small yard we have, but I rarely have a lot of tomatoes at once. That being the case, I remove the cores, freeze them whole and, when I have enough to make sauce, I'll pour boiling water over them then slip off the skins. I save the water from that because it's just so delicious. You can't call it "juice," but we drink it straight from the jar and I do like to use it when making soups. I take the rest of the tomato and cook it down "double boiler" style in a large pot inside a pot soas not to burn anything (I used to be notorious for smoke billowing out of the windows... Lol... But not any more!). Then to remove seeds, I then scrape them through a fine mesh colander. It makes a very thick, rich "sauce" to be heated for canning. I save the skins and seeds, dehydrate them, then grind them into powder (soo, so good!). Last year invested in a steam juicer. I am thinking I might try to use that instead this year, saving the juice and processing the pulp through the colander as usual, still dehydrating the skins and seeds for powder.

I just made zucchini relish yesterday. Had to run to the store twice, thought I was gonna lose my mind, but now I have jars of some of the yummiest stuff on the planet on my shelves. My mom loves it so much, she says she could eat it right out of the jar! LOL! I'm very thankful for good, fresh produce and perseverance! So worth it! Just sooo worth it!

Happy Pinging Lids, Girls!

Hugs -

Nini

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YellowRose Posted - Aug 11 2020 : 8:02:52 PM
Andrea you have been busy. Happy canning!

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AndreaPA Posted - Aug 11 2020 : 5:13:01 PM
Tomatoes, tomatoes and more tomatoes. I bought 1 bushel of tomatoes a week ago and 2 bushels this past weekend. Canned tomatoes in their own juice, stewed tomatoes, ketchup, roasted tomato soup, garden tomato juice (mostly tomatoes but also carrots, onion, celery). Also canned some pickled onions and peppers.
YellowRose Posted - Aug 11 2020 : 05:02:24 AM
Oh my, Jana, you have been a busy girl. Last year was the first year I canned pumpkin and it sure has come in handy for chili & stews. Happy canning!

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janamarieje Posted - Aug 10 2020 : 7:25:30 PM
I have been busy canning pumpkin, roasted peppers, caramelized onion jam, pickled carrots, onions & jalapeno pepper mix, and dill pickles. I have also been freezing and dehydrating. It sure is a fun time of year!

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windypines Posted - Aug 10 2020 : 6:54:04 PM
Thanks Sara, My ma gave me a small bucket of cucs tonight. We had to go up and check on fence, and well just got home a little bit ago. Managed to get stung by a ground bee/in a post bee. We went back with our bee jackets, gloves and hood on and a weed burner. Dirty buggers. So cucs will have to wait and I need to go to bed.

Farming in WI

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YellowRose Posted - Aug 10 2020 : 05:45:06 AM
Well done, Michelle.

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Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
windypines Posted - Aug 10 2020 : 02:53:11 AM
I canned up a small batch of relish. 4 pints. My ma had given me some bigger cucumbers, so they became relish. Mine have been very few and far between. I did get one 1/2 gallon of refrig pickles made from mine.

Farming in WI

Michele
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windypines Posted - Aug 05 2020 : 02:59:06 AM
oh mercy plan C, I choked on my coffee........... lololol

Farming in WI

Michele
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YellowRose Posted - Aug 03 2020 : 06:32:45 AM
FarmGirls always have a plan B - in some cases I've gone to plan C.

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Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
windypines Posted - Aug 03 2020 : 03:07:09 AM
Looks like they will go in the freezer. Got busier then I planned on this weekend. I am planning on making salsa so they will be put to good use.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

YellowRose Posted - Aug 02 2020 : 07:36:42 AM
Micelle I like pickled banana peppers on sandwiches. Happy Canning!

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
windypines Posted - Aug 02 2020 : 03:05:06 AM
got some banana peppers picked. I plan on trying to can some pickled peppers.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

windypines Posted - Jul 31 2020 : 5:58:12 PM
gosh darn this is the second time my response sent and I did not think i hit any keys. This time i just picked up my computer. Sorry. But I have kept bees for quite a few years. This year I am getting honey, the last few I have not. The other problem is overwintering, I have only had that happen once. But your own honey tastes so much better. lol And it is very interesting to watch them.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

windypines Posted - Jul 31 2020 : 5:56:03 PM
Even though it is hot, it is nice to get those veggies preserved. Good job everyone on canning in the heat. Sara, I have kept bees for

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

HollerGirl56 Posted - Jul 31 2020 : 1:05:51 PM
More pickles for me today. Sara---I too hate to can when it is hot, but I have no choice. It is hot here today with one hundred percent humidity. Plus hubby begged for a zucchini cake---it is in the oven now and I aam burning up. Crock pot supper though---so no cooking. Just green beans on the grill.

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treelady Posted - Jul 30 2020 : 5:57:07 PM
Garlic-dill pickles and green beans came out of the canner today. Your right Michele, every little bit helps the food bill and it does add up quickly.

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YellowRose Posted - Jul 29 2020 : 05:55:04 AM
Michelle, I didn't know you raised bees too. Having your own honey must be wonderful. My canning is on hold till cooler weather. So far I have passed up a ham bone for broth, garden cucumbers for pickles, and loads of green tomatoes. My sister's tomatoes are slow to ripen so she is forced to pick green before they rot on the vine.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
windypines Posted - Jul 29 2020 : 02:43:42 AM
Every little bit you can and preserve is a great help on the food bill, and it is so much better for you. I don't like butcher day for anything, but that is what they are for and they had a good life with us. My garden seems to be slow to ripen lately. No canning yet. I have jarred up some honey though this year. I have 5 quarts so far. So glad and thankful for that goodness.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

windypines Posted - Jul 29 2020 : 02:42:54 AM
Every little bit you can and preserve is a great help on the food bill, and it is so much better for you. I don't like butcher day for anything, but that is what they are for and they had a good life with us. My garden seems to be slow to ripen lately. No canning yet. I have jarred up some honey though this year.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

YellowRose Posted - Jul 28 2020 : 10:07:42 PM
Good job, Barbara. I like hot dog relish too, enjoy.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
HollerGirl56 Posted - Jul 28 2020 : 2:44:48 PM
Michelle---I admire you for canning the chicken. I could not do it and would cry and throw up. We are raising thirty chickens from babies and I can hardly eat chicken now.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
HollerGirl56 Posted - Jul 28 2020 : 2:41:22 PM
Hi Sara and all canners! I've had my nose to the grindstone lately. Much out door work. Yesterday I made 9 pints of pickles. Today I froze mustard greens and made 6 pints of hot dog relish. Not a huge deal---but everything helps with the food bill. Always enjoy this and love to know what you ladies are canning. I don't really like to can----but I am very proud when it is in the jars.

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jpbluesky Posted - Jul 15 2020 : 11:31:19 AM
I just finished canning our tomatoes. Here in Florida, when it reaches this time of year, the gardens are mostly done. Had a small tomato bed this year, but still got lots to eat and share, and 9 quarts stewed.

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treelady Posted - Jul 15 2020 : 08:13:10 AM
I love canning chicken and having it on the pantry shelves. It makes harvest meals really quick to throw together, or if I Am out of sandwich fixings I can make a quick chicken salad. I also can venison after hunting season for quick meals. Just wandered through the garden and it looks like it needs to be a pickling day, I filled my basket with cucumbers, enough green beans for supper and a bowl of cherry tomatoes and another of raspberries.

A little rain can straighten a flower stem. A little love can change a life.

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