Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tomato Time

 The past two Sundays have been spent canning tomato sauce. It's like Summer in a jar.
 You can never really plan the exact time to start the process. Tomatoes ripen when they are good and ready. This year we got a late start on planting, which meant a much later crop. Although, I have spoken with several gardeners that planted early and still had late ripening.

Tomatoes are beautiful.
After picking we sliced them in quarters.

Simmer them up...

on my outdoor stove top.

There you have it...30 quarts of 100% pure tomato sauce!
When Winter have Summer in a jar.
We are still having a fair share of cucumbers and corn to enjoy from the garden.
I will miss the freshness of it all as the days cool, but I am ready for the change in the seasons.
For the first time in over 20 years I will be at home this year as the seasons change.
I am not feeling the anxious anticipation of the shorter days coming. 
Tomorrow is the first day of Fall and the Autumn Equinox, where the day has equal amounts of light and dark, then the days will gradually become shorter.
My family is well and happy, as am I.
My Grand Babies are healthy and happy...Mia Lyann is getting bigger and stronger everyday.
Mia's struggle with life after her birth are gradually fading into a distant memory, and more than ever there is so much to be thankful for.
Here's to Fall, another season of change.

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”

― Henry David Thoreau
The Girasole Lady

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