Tomato Report

Summer is close to over and it’s time to report on my tomatoes. We only plant heirloom or open pollinated tomatoes so that we can save the seeds. That means we don’t always get the disease or pest tolerance that is bred into hybrids. But since there are literally 100’s of varieties of tomatoes, there…

Last of the Gooseberries

We love our gooseberries! A continuation of our Gooseberry Adventure: We’ve picked the last of our Gooseberries and we got a lot more than I’d originally thought we would. Out of our four Gooseberry bushes we got three batches of jam and four pies. For the finishing touch: this week we made Gooseberry Ice Cream.…

Tip of the Day

Tip of the month Since this month’s goal is canning, I thought I’d share this little tip for storing your canning rings that comes from my friend Heather: When your jars are sealed and you remove the rings, put them onto a wire hangar. Just untwist the wire at the top, slide the rings on…