Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A New Growing Season



Today starts the beginning of preserving at our house with three gallons of strawberries being placed into the freezer. Just in time, too. We were down to our last quart!

Sadly, this means that the list on my side bar must be erased and started fresh. I know it's silly, but I loved seeing all of my labors listed right there, reminding me of God's bounty and our hard work. I'm exhausted just thinking about trying to do all of that again!

And so, for posterity, last year's list:


18 cups Cooked Pumpkin
8 half-pints Pineapple Habanero Jelly
4 quarts frozen Butternut Squash
7 pints frozen Butternut Squash
13 1/2 c. portions frozen Butternut Squash
4 half-pints Vanilla Pear Jam
4 half-pints unsweetened Spiced Vanilla Pear Jam
9 half-pints Spiced Vanilla Pear Jam
42 individual portions of Pear/Assorted fruit Fruit Leather
31 pints Diced Pears
9 half-pints Pear Honey
9 pints Caramel Spice Pear Butter
29 half-pints Caramel Spice Pear Butter
66 quarts Pear halves
3 pounds Carrots, dehydrated
5 ears Corn, dehydrated
5 lbs. dried black beans
17 pounds Roma tomatoes, dehydrated
24 pounds assorted tomatoes, sliced and dehydrated
71 pounds pears, dehydrated
55 pounds apples, dehydrated
52 Stoplight Peppers, dehydrated
7 half- pints Blueberry-Lime Jam
7 half-pints Cherry Love Jam
7 half- pints Spiced Rum Peach Jam
8 half-pints Cherry Jam
9 half-pints Strawberry Pineapple Jam
15 half-pints Blackberry Jam
15 half-pints Habanero Gold Jelly
16 half-pints Cherry Habanero Jelly
16 half-pints Strawberry-Lemon Marmalade
17 half-pints Blueberry Jam
16 half-pints Peach Jam
19 half-pints Triple Berry Jam
19 half-pints Strawberry Jalapeno Jam
2 gallons Blueberries, frozen
3 gallons Strawberries, frozen
38 half-pints Strawberry Jam
3.5 gallons Blackberries, frozen
3 quarts and 20 pints Dill Pickles
5 quarts and 8 pints Volcano Pickles
7 pints Beets
7 pints Apple Wedges in Cinnamon Red Hot Syrup
5 quarts and 7 pints Tomato Sauce
15 quarts Applesauce
7 quarts Peaches
2 quarts and 1 pint diced Tomatoes
4 quarts and 14 pints Pickled Cauliflower Medley
11 quarts Spaghetti Sauce
14 quarts and 1 pint Tomato Juice
27 quarts and 1 pint Mixed Fruit
36 half-pints Banana Peppers
74 pints Salsa
55 quarts Sweet Corn
61 quarts Green Beans

7 comments:

Darlene said...

I hope your summer of preserving goes smoothly and "Pain free" with your danskos!!

Bonnie said...

I just cleared out my side-bar Saturday for this years preserving, can't wait to see what you do!

Becky K. said...

That was a seriously impressive list. Praying for another fruitful summer harvest.

You rock!
I admire your dedication to get all of this done.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Fantastic!

You did really well! I am hoping to do half as well as you did last year!

When we get home from vacation we are getting some more chickens,and today Tim built 4 more raised beds. Plus we are trying some heirloom corn this year. Our strawberries are just coming in, we will probably still need to buy to do jam and freeze some. There is nothing like locally grown strawberries!

Thanks for the inspiration, my friend!

Deanna

Rebecca said...

Well done! That list impresses me SO much, especially since you haven't been doing it for years and years. Hoping to accomplish as much this coming year or are you gonna slow down a bit?

Also-are you going to do the Farmers Market again this year?

Also~ are you growing anything new this year?

What was the BEST tasting thing you canned last year?

What was the worst/biggest disappointment?

Did you use up most of it or do you still have a lot left?

Wow. The questions just kept coming once I started! If ever you have a moment, I would love to hear!

I just canned a bit of meat and have a batch of jelly to work on as we speak so I need to clear out the old sidebar too. One of these days. :-)

Again~ WELL DONE!

Margo said...

I like your list too! I would always glance at a different thing when I visited.

and I'm jealous of your strawberries. Ours are going to be LATE this year and I have been out of jam for a month. sighhhhh

Tracy said...

Darlene has left a new comment on your post "A New Growing Season":

I hope your summer of preserving goes smoothly and "Pain free" with your danskos!!




Bonnie has left a new comment on your post "A New Growing Season":

I just cleared out my side-bar Saturday for this years preserving, can't wait to see what you do!





Becky K. has left a new comment on your post "A New Growing Season":

That was a seriously impressive list. Praying for another fruitful summer harvest.

You rock!
I admire your dedication to get all of this done.





Mrs.Rabe has left a new comment on your post "A New Growing Season":

Fantastic!

You did really well! I am hoping to do half as well as you did last year!

When we get home from vacation we are getting some more chickens,and today Tim built 4 more raised beds. Plus we are trying some heirloom corn this year. Our strawberries are just coming in, we will probably still need to buy to do jam and freeze some. There is nothing like locally grown strawberries!

Thanks for the inspiration, my friend!

Deanna







sgrbear724 has left a new comment on your post "A New Growing Season":

Well done! That list impresses me SO much, especially since you haven't been doing it for years and years. Hoping to accomplish as much this coming year or are you gonna slow down a bit?

Also-are you going to do the Farmers Market again this year?

Also~ are you growing anything new this year?

What was the BEST tasting thing you canned last year?

What was the worst/biggest disappointment?

Did you use up most of it or do you still have a lot left?

Wow. The questions just kept coming once I started! If ever you have a moment, I would love to hear!

I just canned a bit of meat and have a batch of jelly to work on as we speak so I need to clear out the old sidebar too. One of these days. :-)

Again~ WELL DONE!

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