Putting up enough food for a year takes all of my waking hours, well, not quite. But I never knew. I used to put up what I had time to put up, now I don't want to waste a thing. I have frozen broccoli and dehydrated it. Corn is canned and dried and some still on the stalks waiting to be ground into cornmeal. Potatoes are slowly coming out of the ground and headed for the root cellar and the dehydrator. Picked two wheel barrows full of green tomatoes to use for sauces. Beans and peas are drying to be used for next year's seed. I'm drying apples, making apple jelly, apple juice, apple sauce, apple pie filling and saving some for the root cellar. Put up the plums yesterday. Tomorrow I hope to get the tomatoes in the cellar, pick squash and pumpkins. I may have to start some sauerkraut, but I still have some left from last year. I never remember to use it. God has blessed us with abundance and I want to be a good steward.
It's a good feeling being so tired at the end of the day. Getting into my sweats and reading a good Louis Lamour. How did Grandma find time to quilt, knit, spin, butcher, milk, etc. I've heard the stories and Grandma did all of this. I have a new respect for her. Maybe she didn't have a computer?
From Glory Farm