Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I Survived Canning Season 2011


{big sigh}

There is a slim chance that there may be some tomatoes out on the tomato twigs that are still good that I may can, but that will be small potatoes compared to the past 2 weeks.

4 bushels of apples.
4 bushels of peaches.
2 bushels of nectarines.

In 2 weeks.

The entire house is about to fall down around my ears (or pile up around them, one or the other!), but I made it.

I'm so relieved to have it done. I can't wait to get my house back into some semblance of routine and order. I know Daniel and Susannah will be happy to have "me" back, too :)

I'm also eager to get back to blogging a little more regularly. I also need to find my camera cord that is somewhere in this house... I've been able to keep up with reading blogs for the most part, but my brain power just hasn't been enough to lend some to blogging, too :)

I am so excited to wake up tomorrow, er, later this morning and know that I don't have do CANNING tomorrow! Yippee!!!! And I won't have to stay up late waiting for canner timers to go off so I can crawl in bed.


Cate said... [Reply to comment]

I just can't believe how much food you've preserved this year! I would LOVE to see pictures!

Candi said... [Reply to comment]

I only did 40 lbs of pears for pearsauce and my laundry backed up for an entire week! I don't know how you do it!!! Anyway, you should come over and see my video. My friend and I are auditioning for Cupcake Wars on the Food Network. It's very funny!

Elizabeth said... [Reply to comment]

You're my hero.

Sally said... [Reply to comment]

You should definitely get the Home Canning of the Year award! Wow! I don't know how you did it, but I know for sure I could never do it. I just can't stand shambles that seriously or that long. Get good rest, put your feet up, and live a little now! There should be rest for the weary.

Gina said... [Reply to comment]

Hoping you fared ok in the earthquake. When I saw that the thing was centered around Virginia I thought of you and your family. Hoping all is well!