Yesterday we spent the day catching up on chores after being away last weekend. The house needed a good cleaning, the coops needed to be cleaned, water buckets needed to be scrubbed, and the recycling needed to go to the town shed. After all of that was done, we had a great dinner.
Today, we needed to deal with our tomatoes. We spent almost an hour picking them, and in the end we had three five gallon buckets full of them. We washed, sliced and pureed them, now they are boiling down, so we can can the sauce tonight. The most perfect ones were set aside to be frozen whole, and that is done as well.
It’s funny, I was grumbling as we picked them today, not wanting to spend hours on tomatoes, but now that we have just the canning left, I am so glad we did it!