Today was a long day. This morning we were completely out of bread so my day started by baking four loaves. I never tire of the wonderful smell of baking bread. Then, after making breakfast, baking the bread and doing all those dishes it was off to the garden!
I harvested half my beets for straight outright canning. I so look forward to these sweet treats when the snow is blowing and I’m making borscht, or doing them up as a side with harvard sauce, or just warming them with butter and pepper. This made for a long day, and my feet are sure tired. But so well worth the effort.
While harvesting I saved the nicest beet greens, and while my beets were cooking tender so I could peel and slice them, I triple washed and blanched my beet greens.
I then took my blanched beet greens and squished the excess water out, formed them into meal sized mounds and froze them solid.
After they were frozen I could vac-pac them so they stay harvest fresh all winter long.
Of course during all this time, I was also peeling and slicing my cooked beets and making them ready for the pressure canner. I just finished now at 6:45 pm processing 16 wonderful pint jars. Tomorrow, I will harvest the rest of my beets and pickle them. My feet say booo, but my heart and head can’t wait. So love this life. ❤