Putting things up. Preserving them. Buying to fill the freezer. It seems most of August is spent getting ready for winter.
Yesterday Breezy Willow sent us an email announcing the availability of bulk tomatoes, for you to can or freeze. $25 for 25 pounds of organic canning tomatoes. If I wasn’t drowning in roma and paste tomatoes from my garden, I would be all over this offer. Organic tomatoes for $1 a pound? Amazing! This is a bargain.
Also yesterday England Acres posted the availability of the next batch of roasting chickens. Pasture raised chickens. 4-6 pounds each. Plus, corn for freezing. I headed out there today to get chicken and corn.
One of those chickens went into the oven tonight.
I have been using up tomatoes almost every two or three days, making sauce, or oven dried.
The freezer is getting full again.
Discussion today on facebook about what to do with hot peppers. I think there will be pepper jelly made this weekend.
Larriland keeps sending notices. The newest fruits to ripen are the apples. They are starting to trickle in.
I have to admit, I am glad the weather has been mild, as my stove and my oven are going every day. This winter I will love having flavorful foods out of the freezer, to make locally sourced meals.
Happy harvest season!