Thursday, September 11, 2008


That's how many quarts of green beans, tomatoes, and peaches I canned this last week! It has to be some kind of record. Many thanks to Fran Peterson and Ida Simmons. Together we were able to do 205 of those in just one day! Marley and Townsend were excellent peelers and green bean snappers.Thomas even learned to use the pressure canner. I promise there's nothing sexier than a man operating a pressure canner!
Here's the cooling table.
We couldn't keep Ephraim away from the tomatoes. What baby can resist a bright, beautiful, red ball? They tasted good too.
Here's what happens when two little boys are left to play outside all day long. They had so much fun getting absolutely filthy.
A long day of canning wears a girl out. We finally ended up making some dinner at 11pm. Aislyn was so tired she fell asleep in the 30 seconds it took for me to dish up her plate. We woke her up and asked if she wanted to eat. She said yes but she needed a pillow first.

Here's some of our pretty green beans just before they were cut and put into jars. All in all it was a good week. It was a TON of work, but it's the kind that just makes you feel really good when you're all done and looking at what you've accomplished. We definitely have a year supply of at least a few things.
Up next.....make more time for sewing.


Marley Mae said...

Ya great mom I helpd to and to tell you the truth it is not at all sexie dad watching the canner.

Helena said...

That must be a great feeling. I know I'm thrilled just to have leftovers in the fridge.

jamey r said...

those are truly beautiful beans. i feel as though my summer is missing a crowning achievement now...darn it.
thanks a lot!

Kjrsten said...

Brownwyn Judd, you are my hero!

Dean and Ida said...

yes, you are welcome... but really my mom and bronwyn did most of the work! I sat with the canners most of the time, but now i finally know how to use them and look out next year!