and my family is in bed, Chad and Vince have been asleep for at least an hour. My legs and back are threatening to never allow me to go to the Amish store again. I love those stores . . Ellis and Daniel are brothers-in-law and they run the produce store. Daniel’s wife does the chickens/eggs and Ellis’ wife has a little store down the road . . down a very wet and muddy and slippery dirt road and don’t tell Vince but it was kinda fun on that muddy, slippery road with my four wheel drive today but I have mud from top to bottom on that little SUV. Maybe tomorrow or the next day I’ll go to the car wash or maybe Vince will say . . Where have you been in that car? Let me take it to the car wash for your! Who wants to bet he never notices how muddy it is or maybe he will notice and for fear of being expected to take it to the car wash, he won’t mention it.
Anyway, they’re all asleep and I’m so wishing I was in bed but I’m way too lucky to be wasting time sleeping. Look what wonderful thing came my way!
One full bowl of tomato soup didn’t fit in the jars so while I’m waiting for the pressure to get to 10 pounds and stay there for 20 minutes and then cool down so I can remove the jars . . I had a treat . . homemade tomato soup that will make you starve to death before eating canned soup again. Well, maybe not quite that extreme but it surely is good. I wish I could make 50 jars of soup but it’s probably one of the most time consuming ways I put up tomatoes.
Six pints of fig preserves are all sealed and ready for storage . . though I’m going to make a fig cake soon with one jar!
Two crockpots of spaghetti sauce are simmering. Actually, it’s two pots of tomatoes with just a few seasonings. I bought 120 pounds of tomatoes today and peeled about 20 pounds of them. I used about 10 or 12 pounds for the soup and the remainder of that 20 pounds will make spaghetti sauce but I ran out of room (and time) to get it all done tonight so I left the tomatoes and seasonings in the crockpot for the night.
The goal for tomorrow is to get those peaches (in the middle picture) put up. I think I’m going to freeze them with Fruit Fresh and sugar. We like to make a peach shake or just have a bowl of peaches and they’re so good when they’re still a bit frozen . . yum! Chad said he wouldn’t mind more peach pie filling . . and I thought he didn’t like peach pie! And, I need to get at least 50 pounds of the remaining 100 pounds of tomatoes done. This is when I really wish I had a 6 burner stove. But, I don’t so no use in whining about that.
Oatmeal is in the rice cooker for breakfast; fresh blackberries are washed and ready to go in the oatmeal. Think I’ll find time for a nap tomorrow?? I sure hope so!