Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday again? Already?

Wow, that week went by fast!

My back is better, in case you were wondering. Somehow, a face full of hot tomato sauce makes the back ache less. Oh yeah, you read that right. It wasn't fun, hurt like hell, but thankfully didn't scar. And no, I didn't do it on purpose!

Yeah, last week was one of those weeks. I should've just stayed in bed Monday morning and skipped the whole thing.

The weekend was awesome, though. Farmer's Market was a bit slow, but turned out that was due to Heritage Days at Malabar Farm. If you've never been, and you like any kind of homesteading, history, or reenactment, get yourself there next year. It's free to get in, you don't even pay for parking, and you'll see lots of interesting stuff. The local history museum was there, showing things that may be found in the average pioneer camp...or my house! lol I learned how flax is spun, saw that I'm growing the wrong kind for fiber, and have already found some seed for the kind I need.

Anyway, back to canning. I think I'm done with tomatoes. I have about 111 quarts. Not including salsa, pizza sauce, wing sauce, hot sauce, etc.

I've just started tomatillo-habanero salsa, so I'm only up to six pints on that. The purple tomatillos aren't quite what I was hoping for, so next year I'll grow those for market and stick with the green for Eöl's favorite salsa. I think I'll try a batch of tomatillo salsa with Thai Hot peppers and see how that turns out.

For now, seeing as how it's a rainy day, I'm off to clean house. I've already had a nap, which makes this a pretty good day so far. lol


Liz said...

111 quarts! What do you do in your free time? ;-)

Country Wife said...

Free time? I'm not familiar with that. Latin? Spanish? Never heard of it. lol

Just kidding..I got to take a nap today!!

Nicole said...

i think i need to see a picture of your pantry with all those jars lined up

Country Wife said...

Nicole, what a great idea! I'll definitely post one asap.