Happy Fall everyone!! Are you enjoying fall like days on your homestead yet? We have been for a bit now. Hard to believe the end of September is here all ready. Seems like a lot has been going on at home and I have not had the time to post much and I have lots of updates but only time this afternoon for these.. the rest will follow!
I have been harvesting corn and tomatoes! I picked about 40 lbs. of tomatoes.. I used 10lbs to make a batch of salsa. You can find the recipe I use here:
http://thefamilyhomestead.com/cannedsalsa.htm I got 15 pints.
Then with the rest of the tomatoes...
I made spaghetti sauce which I canned up. I ended up with 15 quarts of sauce. I am really praying I will have enough tomatoes to do another round of both salsa and spaghetti sauce. We will see.. so many of my tomatoes are getting mushy before ripe enough due to all the rain. But there are some dry days in the forecast so there is still hope!
Then between the rain storms my boys and I picked the corn. Here is what we had when we came back to the house…
And here is what it looked like after it was husked…
And here is what it looked like after it was processed up…13 quarts off the cob and 9 gallon bags corn on the cob…..
We also got two new kitties.. both of them are girls. Their mama abandoned them and they are about 4 or 5 weeks old. Sierra is currently playing mama to them and feeding them 3 times a day with milk and little soft cat food.. soon they should be on solid food, but in the meantime Sierra is loving her job as kitty mama. Isaac named the all black kitty Midnight and Sierra named the black one with the white nose and paws, October.
That's all the updates I have time for today! Hope you are having a great week on your homestead!!