Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It's Canning Time!

Ya'll I think I might have lost my mind. A friend and I placed an order for 8 bushels of tomatoes from a local Amish farm and I went to pick them up tonight. Have ya'll ever seen 8 bushels of tomatoes??? It is a huge amount!!! It completely filled the whole back of our van!!

We're planning on doing some canning together and between us we'll have 10 kids ages 12-1.
10 kids + 8 bushels of tomatoes = 2 very tired mommies by the end of the day! We're planning on doing ketchup, pizza sauce, and sloppy joe sauce. I'll let you know how it turns out. I might even take some pictures!


frugalredneck said...

This was my first year for canning, We did meatless spaghetti sauce and ketchup and tomato sauce, Also tons of salsa. Good Luck Michelle

Jennifer said...

I just picked my own tomatoes at $18 per bushel. I got a bushel and a half. I spent 2 days canning and am completely exhausted today. I don't know how people can do so much more than me in less time. How do they get it all done? How long did it take you to can 8 bushels of tomatoes?

autumn said...

It took us most of the day and we got 6 bushels done. It is exhausting work but I enjoy it.