|Corn ready to process|
- blanched and froze several cups of green beans
- prepped some of the green beans and put them in jars to ferment
- made a sweet and savory tomato jam and water bath canned it
- prepped the remaining onions
- chopped and froze some of the onions
- rescued some of our cabbage and made a vegetarian cabbage lasagna
Later in the week I failed at canning some tomatoes but it was a good learning experience. I ended up buying some new jars and lids, then borrowing my mother-in-law's water bath canner. Next week I'll be putting up some tomatoes, marinara sauce, and salsa. Looking forward to having those during the winter.
I did a quick inventory of what we had in the freezer and I've been using it up or feeding it to the animals. It's hard to determine how much of each food we'll eat in the off season. Having farm animals helps me feel like nothing goes to waste around here.
On Tuesday, Bill discovered that the raccoons were getting into our corn. That was the bad news; the good news was that it was ready to pick so we had corn day a few days earlier than planned. Bill picked and shucked it and I removed the corn silks, then blanched and froze it.
We had a great day at the market today and, after some rest and recuperation, I made ratatouille from some leftover produce. I also started prepping sweet potatoes to chop and freeze.
Have a great week!