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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Canning beets, fussin in the garden

I finally got to moving around good today and got to the garden about noon and pulled my beets. I had almost 2 5 gallon buckets of them. Washed em good outside and got them on to cook so I could peel and slice em up to can. Well to make pickled beets from, I don't like beets just canned. I think I ended up with 14 pints and 2 quarts of beet pickles.

And all the jars have sealed. I still have the dehydrator running out in the summer kitchen. So those should be done in the morning.
Went to the garden after I finished with the beets to see how the tater bugs were doing. They seemed rather hungry, so I gave them another dose of nicotine spray. The beans look really good, some are blooming. The tomatoes are blooming and setting tomatoes now. I simply must get in there tomorrow evening and mulch the tomatoes to keep them off the ground.
The fellow that cuts our hay has most of it raked and some baled today. He is also gonna bale the hay that was cut in the orchard. The guys got in there this evening at nearly dark and put up metal fence post beside each of  the fruit trees so they don't get baled. So now we will have some good roll baled hay to feed goats and sheep if we have some this winter.
Tomorrow is a new day, and I start over. Till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.



Pokeberry Mary said...

Gosh those look pretty in your summer kitchen!

I have a different pest to contend with. Cut worms! I was out last night just about dark hunting in the containers for any more I might have missed. They got one of my potato plants but I harvested lots of little red taters from it, sifted them out of the soil and tossed them under my bird feeder. :)

small farm girl said...

I love canning pickled beets! What is your recipe?

stella said...

Hi ya'll, gosh Mary cant remember when I have had a cut worm get a plant here. I know some folks put lil paper collars on their plants so the worms cant get em.
Farm Girl, jus for you I will post the recipe this evening. Mine come out sweet tart and I dont use cinnamom or any thing in them. Very good.

Mrs. Mike said...

Beets are so lovely on the pantry shelf. When I grow up, I'm hoping to be as productive as you!

stella said...

No no Mrs. Mike, it will only make ya old and hurty. I am outa steam for a few days tho now.