The goal of course is to have a nice full pantry with as much as possible done off the farm itself 🙂
2017 Please note for ease of tracking, I will be rounding everything up or down into pints.. example, if I do 7 quarts of something, it will be written as 14 pints, if I do 8 80z jars it will be written as 4 pints.. you get the idea.. It will make my life so much easier when I am the math each month for a round up this year.. 🙂 I will try? to keep the page updated on this on the blog directly but will only share this post at the end of the month. It will be both a monthly round up and a running count for the year.
Total Pints to date for 2017- 59 Pints
- 19 pints of Turkey Veggie Barley Soup
- 9 pint of rabbit meat
- 4 pints of raspberry-Ginger Jam
- 6 pints of blood orange marmalade
- 3 pints of kumquat marmalade
- 4 pints of lime marmalade
- 4 pints of Lemon Crown Royal Jelly
- 4 pints of Pink Grapefruit and Rose Petal Marmalade
- 6 pints of Seville Orange Marmalade
Want to see me can something this year? Comment on these posts and I will see what I can do, please remember that most of the time, I am raising what goes in these jar’s on the farm so if you want a fancy way to make a canned turnip or ?? recipe, let me know early enough that I make sure those seeds, plants and so forth gets planted, foraged and so forth 🙂
How was your canning this month? What did you get done?
[J] I give up: there is no smiley/emoticon expressing jaw-dropped astonishment!
Ah, thank you.. that is so kind
[D] I’m thinkithis is a lot for one family. Do you sell some, barter … ?
I do gift some and sometimes folk offer things back-Barter etc. but its amazing how much you need if you don’t buy from the store and you ideally want a two year pantry (in case of bad years, drought years or in the case of beef, I only raise one every two years) I use jams in my baking and such..as well as bases for glazes and so forth.. so its not all eaten as jam but in other ways thought out the year.
I do wish more folk in ‘developed’ parts of the world still put self-reliance first, and looked to buying-in (and working to earn th emoney to buy) only as extras. Not every one can do that, but more could than do.
its a mind set for sure but yes, you must have land to learn an work the skills I teach local classes on canning and other homestead skills and those can be used by pretty much everyone if they want to do so
Oh Baby! Is that a home made doughnut I see in the last photo? So GORGEOUS!!
Afraid not, that is a store made that hubby got at work that came home with him, but it was homemade marmalade in the middle, making those taste buds sing!
They almost look like Krispy Kremes… ; )