Whew! What a busy day! My MIL arrived this afternoon. And, let me say, I love the woman dearly but she is going to drive me crazy. She has been on a cleaning frenzy in the kitchen. Not that my kitchen is that dirty- but it is lived in and I had been canning tomatoes and freezing broccoli all morning. sigh... I know she's trying to be helpful.
But, now a quick Independence Days update before things get really crazy.
Plant something- planted my little fall seedlings. A few have survived... otherwise we're just trying to keep things alive.
Harvest something- eggs, tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, cucumbers, basil, zucchini and the first eggplant!
Preserve something- canned diced tomatoes earlier this week. This morning I did 4 quarts and two pints of tomato sauce and 3 pints of enchilada sauce. Froze the last of the broccoli.
Waste not- The usual. Nothing too exciting here.
Want not- stocked up at Kalona on Monday. Got 50 lbs of flour, some whole wheat flour, cornmeal. pectin and a few other staples. We also got a pork loin on sale ($1.88/lb) and cut and repacked it for the freezer. Got a bunch of tortillas at the outlet and froze them.
Eat the food- lots of yummy garden produce lately. I made a lovely pasta sauce of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, onions and basil. Mmm....
Build community food systems- took some eggs to work, shopped at the Amish grocery and stopped to get cheese and curds at the cheese house.
Skill up- nada
Not sure when I'll make time to post again. Let's hope for some rain!!