Pear tree lane Farmhouse

~A Quick Howdy Doody~

Written by Sue, Monday,July 22, 2019   hot, humid, sunny, heat index over 100, relief on the way!

Most folks like it when Friday rolls around,... me,... I like Mondays, because  I feel I get another chance to try and get it right.~wink~
I know it has been a while since I posted here in the neighborhood, (posting sporadically on instagram)blogging remains my favorite. The only excuse I have to offer is, I have been so busy, if I remember correctly it has always been the same excuse, and you, dear friends, are probably tired of hearing it, I know I am. Nuff said about that.

It would take lots of photos to catch up, so here are just a few with thoughts...

Most of my friends know we grow and preserve lots of veggies from the garden, and this year even with the high heat, humidity and drought, (we irrigate) it has been such a bountiful crop, which we give thanks to our heavenly Father.

Field peas are picked, hand shelled, washed and

pressure canned in jars, yes, they turn brown when cooked Love, love these, I think only southerners can appreciate them
Taking time to enjoy some of our veggies, nothing better than fresh from the garden

 Lets not forget fresh cherry handmade pies, oh so delicious, and easy,... tasty and easy is what I like best!

I have always wanted to can cherries, I found some fresh ones on sale, voila' I think they look great, the true test is in taste. I opened a jar, and they were good, but that is not what I wanted, best is what I strive for.Canning is trial and error, I followed directions, exactly, but they were a little softer than what I wanted, next time I will cut the process time in half. in the meantime I am enjoying them. ~wink~

I made sweet and dill relish, so good, I use them in salads, on hot dogs, and burgers, trust me if you make your own you will never buy commercial again.Another easy recipe.

I am not a great pickle maker, that is, until this year, these are called Bread and Butter pickles, once again I found out through trial and error. In the past I wasn't slicing the pickles thick enough, therefore they were not crisp, by slicing them thicker they now meet my standards., very crisp, you can hear them crunch in my mouth, ~Wink~Next year I will try dill and Kosher pickles.

 Last week I canned tomatoes, and will finish this week, preferably tomorrow with my meat sauce, and salsa. My kids and grandkids love these.

 Who likes tomato juice, I do!
We have made some wonderful memories this summer with family and friends too, birthday celebrations, Father's Day,etc.  May your summer days be filled with love, laughter, and wonderful memories with family and friends.
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Today I will be preserving okra, laundry and ironing, waiting for the cold front to move in tomorrow so I can work outside  in my garden.
Blessings,
Sue

9 comments:

Terri said...

Oh gosh, you sure make me wish I knew how to can! All of the fruits of your labor look delish! Have a great week- blessings!

happyone said...

Oh my I'd love a piece of that cherry pie!!

ellen b. said...

I'm always amazed at your productivity. Kosher dills are my favorite for sure. Happy new week to you!

Shug said...

So much beauty in seeing a shelf filled with canned foods. I love seeing this.

Vee said...

Wow the bounty! You have jewels in your pantry and you well deserve to eat so well...so much hard work involved! What a header...gorgeous!

Aritha said...

What a nice cherry pie.

Nanaland said...

Sue, thanks for stopping by Nanaland and leaving a comment. Oh your pictures of your canning are just amazing. My sisters in Georgia( on the farm) are busy with green beans right now. And the pictures of your plated food is making me hungry. :)

living from glory to glory said...

Oh, I love tomato juice!! And the cherries are so pretty, and thanks for the tip on cutting cucumbers thicker to make them crisp~ You truly must have a good system to always get so much canning done. I use to do so much more!
But as always you inspire me and I am sure many others... Always, Roxy xo

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Sue~

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