I took my first sports trip! It was so amazing. I missed driving the bus so much, but I missed trips especially.
There is is nothing better than being paid to go discover different areas of the state, and sometimes other states. This particular trip was so exciting because the school we went to had a beautiful walking path, thru the woods, with all sorts of goodies to discover.
And yet another reason to love the farmer’s market
It was a lovely morning, considering 24 hrs prior the meteorologists, in all their scientific glory, had called for storms all day. The sun was shining in a beautiful clear sky, so we decided to risk venturing down to the Farmer’s Market.
And boy, oh boy, am I glad we did. After peering at all the delectable goodies the farmers market had to offer, we stopped to grab the fruits and veggies we needed. And what to my wondering eyes should appear? No, not a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer, it's only September, silly! No, it was a box of delicious red orbs labeled sauce tomatoes at a very reasonable price!
So, after a quick stop at the library, we took our goodies home, put Gummy Bear down for a nap and got to work prepping these gorgeous goodies for the canning process.
Here’s how we did it....
The dangers of home canning
OK. I know the titles sound all doom and gloom, but this is serious stuff. As much as I love canning, and want to encourage you try it, I also want you to be safe. Some things in life are worth taking a risk on, like the lotto, or a new friend, or possibly that dicey bungee jumping experience. Canning is not one of them.
So... May came and went, and I almost forgot to do my monthly preservation! Luckily I have an amazing sister in-law who loves coming over and sharing in my canning fun. We got a whopping 55 pints done. It took about 120 ears of corn, and luckily it was on sale for $.15 an ear at the local grocery store. They looked at me a little funny after purchasing so much. One gentleman even said I looked like a gal who would grow my own corn, which I took as a huge compliment.
Like most of my canning recipes, I think I got this one from pickyourown.org, but I’ll give you a quick rundown.
Herbs and How to Dry them
If you’ve never had fresh, homegrown herbs, I strongly encourage you to grow some. Most are super easy, and relatively maintenance free. The bulk of mine are perennials, meaning they come back year to year, making it easier for me to put more time and energy into my needy plants, like the tomatoes and celery.
Kita , Caveman, Goomba, Gummy Bear and Peanut are native New Englanders, who are working to live more self sufficient and sustainable lifestyle.