It occurred to me today that I have been posting on this blog for a year.
I guess congratulations are in order. I am patting myself on the back.
I have a few things I am mulling around in my head. Summer travels are about done, just one more festival and then I can compile pictures and post again. Right now, I'm up to my eyeballs in putting up food for the harsh winter ahead. I'm gleaning the last of my herbs before I bring the perennials inside. I've found they taste better if frozen.
My little tomato plant is still producing. I have had over 100 tomatoes from it this summer. She is such a brave and productive soul. I will hate it when I've picked the last.
My freezer is bulging. I have been freezing tomatoes, green beans, corn and peppers. Meats are on sale now, and I've been stocking up. If the Farmer's Almanac is correct, I predict a lot of snow days, with Dan working from home and me cooking up a storm.
One 10 lb. chicken
About 3 lbs of cut up chicken
One roast beef
One Pork Tenderloin
One package of Beef tenderloin
Two packages of home made stuffed peppers
Italian Sweet Sausage
Twenty five quarts of frozen tomatoes
Five quarts of frozen red and green peppers
Two quarts of frozen hot banana peppers
Ten quarts of Silver Queen corn
Fifteen quarts of frozen green beans
Various on sale Broccoli, Cauliflower, Peas, Brussel Sprouts...etc.
Six pints of home made pickles. (Bread and Butter)
If the snows or the terrorist do come, we'll eat like kings. If the snows and the terrorists take a holiday, I'll donate to the homeless shelter in the spring.
I have to tell you all about the Mothman Festival, the Gauley Festival, the trip to Florida.
More to come, I promise.