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Re: 2019 High Tunnel
« Reply #60 on: July 11, 2019, 06:25:29 PM »
Thanks!
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Re: 2019 High Tunnel
« Reply #61 on: October 09, 2019, 04:28:46 PM »
I apologize for not keeping with our progress.
The HT and the orchard garden both did very well.

We have been working on getting ready for winter squirreling away all of the garden and orchard vegetables and fruits we can .


 Our pantry is just about full

 Dill pickles

 Wickles ( A bread and butter with Cayenne peppers)

Chili Sauce ( Aka spicy Relish)

Tomato sauce

 Pizza sauce

Apple pie filling

Apple Sauce

Pickled beets

Peach Chutney

Popcorn

 

In the walk in cooler:

Garlic

White Potatoes

North Georgia Candy Roasters

Connecticut Pie Pumpkin

Butternut squash

Long Island Cheese Pumpkin

Baby Blue Hubbard Squash

Apples

 

In the Freezer:

Herbs

Sweet Peppers

Anaheim Peppers

Onions

Carrots

Sweet Corn

Zucchini

Rhubarb

Raspberries

Blueberries

 

Dehydrated:

Tomatoes

Herbs

Celery

Carrots

Green Onions

I have used a water bath canner my entire life It is easy and I enjoy using it but it can not do everything and I spent years thinking about buying a Pressure canner but never persued it. I was unfamilar with how to use one and had unfounded fear of using one.With  no mentor to walk me through a couple of times I let it slide to the back of my mind until this year.





USMC130FE kept telling me I was being silly and it was really not hard to do nor dangerous.
I continued to research and think about it but just couldn't  pull the trigger and buy one

Since I procrastinate for months and months and months. Steve decided to take that first step for me and sent me a 22 quart  Mirro.
Thank you  for being so thoughtful and generous, You are a good friend.

I set it up on the screen porch listened to the rain and the 10- lb weight thingy rockin away. I got to put my feet up and catch up on some reading.

My fears were put to rest he was right . Pressure canning is not that scary after all. 
 

First project White Potatoes


Next up  was boneless cubed  par-cooked  chicken in broth



No stopping me now
« Last Edit: October 09, 2019, 04:34:03 PM by Maggie13 »
21' X 48' High Tunnel
Knox, New York   zone 4B

https://www.wunderground.com/hourly/us/ny/knox/12107

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Re: 2019 High Tunnel
« Reply #62 on: October 10, 2019, 03:45:30 AM »
Mrs Maggie, congratulations, I hope you enjoy your pressure canner, it makes canning easier.

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Re: 2019 High Tunnel
« Reply #63 on: October 10, 2019, 06:58:00 AM »
Thanks crazyhorse! I am researching soup recipes to do next. We love soup for dinner.
Dehydrated vegetable soups are handy and I keep them in sealed  jars.

  In the freezer will always keep a space available my corn chowder  but I think I will expand my pantry selection of soup using the pressure canner or at least can up all of the ingredients so I just have to open up a few jars,combine, heat and serve.

On a different topic :

I am using my squash as part of my Autumn decorations.



Harvested the popcorn
Gem Glass:









Add  an ear of Japanese Hulless to my Autumn decorations:





« Last Edit: October 10, 2019, 07:08:40 AM by Maggie13 »
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Re: 2019 High Tunnel
« Reply #64 on: October 13, 2019, 02:39:08 PM »
Beautiful corn!!!

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Re: 2019 High Tunnel
« Reply #65 on: October 18, 2019, 05:04:01 AM »
Great selection of popcorn.
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Re: 2019 High Tunnel
« Reply #66 on: October 18, 2019, 06:08:54 AM »
They are beautiful!

I popped a batch of the Japanese Hulless. It was great very tender!

Since we are limiting our Carbs these days it will be awhile before I pop some of the Gem Glass.

I pressured canned some Beets on Friday.



PANTRY IS FULL:





« Last Edit: October 18, 2019, 06:37:22 AM by Maggie13 »
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Re: 2019 High Tunnel
« Reply #67 on: October 18, 2019, 09:38:27 AM »
Wow Maggie - that's a beautiful sight! I hope to one day have a pantry full of homegrown items. One of my other goals is to one day be able to cook an entire meal that was raised/harvested on the farm. I don't think it's that far out of reach.
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