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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Sep 28 2019 :  09:10:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judith your rosy apple sauce will be so good this winter.

Pressured canned four pints dried large white lima beans this morning. All sealed and it felt so good to be canning again.

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Calicogirl
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sharon
Bruce Crossing Michigan
USA
5197 Posts

Posted - Sep 28 2019 :  4:40:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michele, thank you!!! We are getting ready to can some Cider :) My husband built a chopper/grinder and a cider press a couple of years ago (even thought we only have 2 trees :) One of our neighbors has many apple trees and last year we picked and pressed and yielded 8 gallons. This year we ended up with 30 gallons! So we split the harvest. Some gallons are in the freezer (want to try making Cider Syrup or Apple Molasses as some call it this winter), we are gifting a few gallons and the rest I am getting ready to can. Whew! It took us 5 hours to sort, clean, crush and press but it was such a good feeling :)

Sara, I have never heard of that! That must have been so disappointing to find your jars spoiled :( Good for you on the Lima beans, I love them and often make a succotash.

Connie, where are you moving to? I was wondering why I haven't seen any canning post from you:)

Judith, it is neat to see the different shades of colors that the apples produce :)


So, I am getting ready to can 5 gallons of Apple Cider and that will be it until grapes are ready. Onto Sauna tonight after canning :)

Have a blessed evening and rest of the weekend girls :)

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naturemaiden
True Blue Farmgirl

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Connie - Farmgirl #673
Cutchogue NY
USA
2498 Posts

Posted - Sep 29 2019 :  02:20:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Sharon,

I'm not sure where we are moving. I believe it's either Saratoga NY or western NC. Trying to decide, but its not easy. I'd like to avoid the cold NY winters, but also don't know whether the summers will be too hot in NC. Either way we want a mountain view and some acreage with privacy. (We have a neighbor from hell over here). I can't wait to get canning again. I love reading about all the things you are all canning. I'd love to get an old house with a large walk in pantry. We'll see, as those are hard to come by.

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

2792 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2792 Posts

Posted - Sep 29 2019 :  04:53:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
sharon, nice harvest on cider. 5 hours might seem like alot, but you sure got the gallons. I think it goes pretty quickly. And if you have many hands helping, makes it more fun. Hope you like it canned. If the apples are nice and sweet you just pop a jar open and drink it. Yum.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4529 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4529 Posts

Posted - Sep 29 2019 :  05:55:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sharon great job on 5 gals of apple cider.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
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Calicogirl
True Blue Farmgirl

5197 Posts

Sharon
Bruce Crossing Michigan
USA
5197 Posts

Posted - Sep 29 2019 :  6:14:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Connie, I understand the cold. It gets very cold here last year we got down to -40. If you don't have to go anywhere it's fine. And of course the right clothing makes a difference too :) We do love it here in the UP of Michigan and am thankful to have moved here. Have you considered out west? Just thinking of less cold. We were hoping to get a farmhouse with a nice pantry when we decided to move. I do have a decent size pantry but it is stocked with home canned goods (and that is getting tiring having to shuffle boxes around to get to something) so my honey will be making a nice pantry for me in our basement :)

Michele, thanks! We were so excited! It was a bit of work but we are so thankful :) It does go quicker when there are more hands.

Sara, thank you! :)

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Oct 03 2019 :  05:17:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This morning I'm pressure canning 4 pints of Eye of the Goat dried heirloom beans. I just love that name.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

552 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
552 Posts

Posted - Oct 03 2019 :  10:27:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara -- I love that name too! What do they look like? Goat eyes?
I canned eight pints of applesauce. Far different from the days the I would aim for fifty quarts of everything to feed the growing family. Still have to do the beets -- next week after I get DH's archery tournaments out of the way.

Judith

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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

837 Posts

Nancy
Quitman Texas
USA
837 Posts

Posted - Oct 03 2019 :  10:40:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ooh Sara,
Rancho Gordo beans? I ordered from them after you mentioned them. Love their beans, so fresh and tasty.

TW

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4529 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4529 Posts

Posted - Oct 03 2019 :  12:36:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy so glad you like them. They are good beans. The beans I canned today were from Rancho Gordo.

Judith they don't look like eyes to me but do have pretty markings. Good job on the applesauce. The only way I have canned beets is to pickle them. The recipe I use calls for roasting the beets instead of boiling. I really like them roasted before pickling.

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Oct 07 2019 :  1:37:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This morning I pressured canned 4 pints Lila beans. All sealed.

Tomorrow it's French green lentil soup. Will use split pea soup recipe with my choice of herbs. I've canned split pea soup and like it. Should buy another pkg of split peas and do it again.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
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Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.


Edited by - YellowRose on Oct 07 2019 1:52:44 PM
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4529 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4529 Posts

Posted - Oct 10 2019 :  06:34:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This morning I pressured canned 4 pints veg broth. I cooked and strained it yesterday so it was ready to can this morning. I've canned veg broth before but this is the first time I used cooking directions from "Mrs Wheelbarrow Pantry" cookbook. Called for simmering for 2 hours covered then 2 hours un-covered. The broth is rich with deep flavor so much better than cooking time in Ball Blue Book. I used what fresh and dried veg I had on hand along with fresh herbs. Will be so good in winter soups & stews.

Edited to say: I was wrong about time in Ball Blue Book - it's the same as other cookbook. I always just cooked it for just 2 hours. Guess I should start making attention to cooking times.

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

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.


Edited by - YellowRose on Oct 10 2019 07:28:35 AM
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4529 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4529 Posts

Posted - Oct 14 2019 :  08:52:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This morning I pressured canned 4 pints Christmas lima dried beans with chopped Bar-B-Q pork ribs.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

2792 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2792 Posts

Posted - Oct 15 2019 :  03:01:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sara, you got that canner working OT. lol I am done with the garden stuff for the season. I will need to get back to doing broth at some point. I am intrigued at your canning soup. That would be a great idea for me to do.

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Michele

Farmgirl of the Month 6-19
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4529 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4529 Posts

Posted - Oct 15 2019 :  05:05:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michele so far I have pressured canned split pea & lentil soup; and chili. In the coming months I would like to find recipes for canning vegetable soup and beef veg soup.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
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Calicogirl
True Blue Farmgirl

5197 Posts

Sharon
Bruce Crossing Michigan
USA
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Posted - Oct 24 2019 :  2:18:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judith, beets and applesauce sound perfect. I hope to get more beets next year.

Michele, I am sure it feels good to put the garden to rest. Soups on hand are perfect anytime and are great for gifting too.

Sara, you are the Bean Queen :) You are also one busy girl :) Beans and soup are great to have on hand. Last year I made a Bean and Bacon Soup and it is a Keeper. Next time I can it, it will be in Pint jars instead of quarts.

So, this month has been:

~Two batches of Concord Grape Jelly
~14 Quarts of Concord Grape Juice
~3 batches of Cranberry Sauce
~24 Quarts of Cranberry Juice

I went overboard on purchasing cranberries. I accidentally bought 27 pounds. There wasn't a scale near the berries and it was crowded so I didn't want to travel back and forth through the produce department :) So, I also ended up freezing 6 pounds. Then I boiled some vinegar with a small amount of sugar added some more cranberries and let it simmer. I then strained it and bottled it. I thought it would be nice to use for salad dressings :)

I am taking a break now, probably until January (who knows, probably not) when I will start working on soups, beans and marmalades :) Need to build some shelves :)

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

2792 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
2792 Posts

Posted - Oct 25 2019 :  03:25:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Phew the canning season sounds like it is winding down. It is a good thing to be able to sit back and enjoy all the hard work. Sara I can picture you out in your cottage, canning away! Sharon, wow nice haul on the cranberries. I did not get any this year. I did a few years ago and really enjoy making/eating sauce. How did you make your juice?

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Michele

Farmgirl of the Month 6-19
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Calicogirl
True Blue Farmgirl

5197 Posts

Sharon
Bruce Crossing Michigan
USA
5197 Posts

Posted - Oct 25 2019 :  05:35:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can picture Sara in her cottage too :)

Michele, I wasn't able to make it to the cranberry festival so I picked up the cranberries at a grocer in WI for $1.59/lb. I have never seen the price that low.

My mom always made grape juice using the method in the following link. I have used the recipe for other berries and cherries too with good success. Granted it is not thick, it is still tasty (once it steeps for at least a couple of months) and I can control sugar :)

https://drakefarmdream.com/2016/08/17/concord-grape-juice-recipe-grandmas-way/


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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

2541 Posts

Lisa
Georgetown OH
2541 Posts

Posted - Oct 25 2019 :  3:55:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sharon I can vouch for your juice recipe; I made some grape juice that way per your recipe a while ago.
Did not do a garden this year, but got cases of tomatoes from the Amish at $5 each and canned whole, pieces, and puree.
This weekend, canning dried beans, but not nearly as much as Sara, the Mary Janes Farm Bean Queen!
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4529 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4529 Posts

Posted - Oct 25 2019 :  4:59:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lisa, I think you're like having jars of dried beans in your pantry. I opened a jar today to have with a baked potato. So easy and good. My canning is shut down until it stops raining. Can't complain we need the rain more than I need to can.

Should be clear on Sunday morning so I hope to be canning dried royal Corona. It's a large white lima heirloom bean from Italy now farmed in California. Next on the list is another lb of royal Corona; Christmas lima; and split pea soup. I have 5 lb of red kidney beans that were given me to work on too.


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

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4529 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Oct 25 2019 :  5:13:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a question. My sister has a pass to go to the Campbell Soup store at the Paris plant. It was set up for the manager of the store to send me their e-mail sale list. I got the first one today and a lot of 4 lb bags of frozen soups are on sale. There is no way I want to eat that much soup over days. So, can I defrost the 4 lbs of soup and pressure can in pints? The soup is on sale for $4 so it would be a savings for me.

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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

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Lisa
Georgetown OH
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Posted - Oct 25 2019 :  5:18:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I see no reason why not. Not familiar with their frozen soups, but I can stuff out of my freezer all the time. Just heat it, and put in pints like you always do. Sounds like a bargain!!
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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

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Lisa
Georgetown OH
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Posted - Oct 25 2019 :  5:18:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You could also add some of your own goodies if you choose (herbs, BEANS LOL etc)
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sara
Paris TX
USA
4529 Posts

Posted - Oct 25 2019 :  5:33:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Lisa. I remembered wrong - it's $3 a bag which is a better deal. You're right I do like to add this or that fresh herb or a dash of Tabasco sauce.

The soups sound like the ones you have in cafes/restaurants like tequila spiked fiesta chicken. Have I been paying $$ for frozen soup? Well at least I don't have to do the dishes.

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

552 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
552 Posts

Posted - Oct 25 2019 :  9:45:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That sounds like a great deal. You can defrost it and process it in pint jars.

Judith

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