It looks like my garden is about to get zapped with a frost soon. David and I spent about two hours outside last night picking what produce we could. This week has been crazy. Ten days ago, we were busy with our potato harvest...and I was sweating with the 86 degree temperatures...and two days ago, it started raining like mad, and then it turned into snow. It came out of nowhere. I think we had about an inch on the ground. As soon as it melted away, David and I knew we had to save what was left in the garden. I picked a huge basket of strawberries, about a bushel of peaches, about 100 assorted peppers and of course...my favorite, almost 100 lbs. of tomatoes. YES...I said 100 lbs! I'm sure you can guess what I've spent my Saturday afternoon doing :) I started canning this morning, and though I didn't take any photos of the big tomatoes, I did take a few pictures of the smaller tomatoes I kept to eat fresh.
Shelby was here today, so she was LUCKY enough to help out with canning. I put her right to work, and wouldn't you know it...Russell and Lily disappeared yet again!!!
I ended up making 12 quarts of spaghetti sauce and 20 quarts of pizza sauce. It was a long day. And of course, I shared some of my tomatoes with the ladies...they were in heaven!
this is a photo of the kids gathering eggs the other day when the snow first started...
today, the sun finally came back out, and the kids were thrilled to be able to spend the day playing outside...that is, after they got done with chores and painting a clear coat on our cider press. We're looking forward to making some fresh squeezed apple cider soon!