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Saturday, July 17, 2010

How many pickles does a person need?

Not sure how many pickles a family needs but I am sure that so far I am close to having more than enough.We made 13 more quarts of kosher dills tonight. We have been getting almost a 5 gallon bucket full every other day. I did get the remainder of my cabbage harvested this evening. Tomorrow I think I am going to use some of it in a soup mix. Maybe with corn, cabbage, onion, peppers, celery, and carrots. The guys pulled the rest of the carrots this evening as well and there is close to a bushel of them. Some will get used in the soup mix, some will be canned plain and maybe some frozen in chunks for stew later, some grated for use in meatloaf.
I got 9 quarts of pink eye purple hull peas canned today and when we were in the garden I picked another bushel. Well those will get shelled tomorrow as I have time. The tomatoes are starting to ripen more now.  We picked about a half a 5 gallon bucket of those too. So I got lots to do tomorrow. Am thinking maybe I need to get in bed a lil early tonight.
So till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.



small farm girl said...

Hey send some of those cucumbers up my way. Hubby was weedeating around our garden when he took out ALL of my cucumbers. We will be cuckless this year. But, enjoy yours. lol

stella said...

hey farm girl, lol sounds like what happened to my passion fruit vines that I spotted in the field last year growing wild. i think that was the only thing that got bush hogged down. lol I am thinkin Iam almost done making pickles, I have over 50 quarts now.
sure would send some to ya ifn we was neighbors.