Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A Lovely Day in Ohio

It's another beautiful day here in Ohio. I just finished up the last batch of my homemade applesauce. I finished with about 43 quarts. That should last us until next year at apple harvesting time. My hubby loves his applesauce in his lunch bucket everyday! If you notice the different of the applesauce, it's the difference of apples. The darker sauce is from the red tree and the lighter comes from the golden delicious apple tree. I carry each batch of applesauce in my basket down to the pantry in my basement. It's so nice to see the jars lined up and quickly growing. So far this season I have canned home grown potatoes, green beans, applesauce, vegetable soup, grape, strawberry, and blueberry jam. I have done a bit of pumpkin for pumpkin pies and bread. I still have more do do though of pumpkin.

I would love to learn how to grow great onions. My onions never get very big. Anyone have any suggestions for growing large onions?

My cat was wondering what I was doing outside today. Guess he wanted his picture taken!


Country Dreaming said...

Hi Mary Ann--
You have been very busy! It all sounds so good to--garden harvest is the best!


blushing rose said...

What lovely applesauce, Mary Ann. I used to do extensive canning but for the 2 of us, I do not. There is nothing better tho!

Have a safe beautiful holiday weekend.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Granddaddy fed his onions beer! I swear it's true. I'm beginning to wonder now if he wasn't just messing with my brain! :)

Flat Creek Farm said...

You have been very busy! Wonderful variety too. Your kitty looks so sweet. I lost my 17 yr old special kitty today. So easy to love them, so hard to lose them! -Tammy

Myra said...

Hey Mary Ann! I just loved reading this post about all the applesauce that you've made! Wow! You're so inspiring!

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! They are always so encouraging. I don't think I'm an official follower yet, so I'm headed there to fix that! :)

Jeanette said...

My mouth is watering! The applesauce looks great! And how refreshing to take a (virtual) tour of your woods. So peaceful. Thank you!