Saturday, May 05, 2012

What I been up to

I have my garden going for the year now.  I have lettuce, spinach, broccoli, sweet banana peppers and zucchini in the raised bed.  (I also have a green pepper plant but the frost got it and all leaves died.  Not sure if it will make it or not, but waiting to see.)  I also have 6 tomato plants in pots.  I have 4 Cherokee Purples, 2 Pink Brandywines, 2 yellow tomato plants, 1 Mr. Stripey, and 1 Homestead.  All tomato plants are heirloom varieties as I like them best.

Last weekend I went to the local farmer's market and bought the Cherokee Purples for only .40 each as well as some sweet potatoes and a big bucket of strawberries.  I canned 10 half-pints of strawberry jam out of those strawberries.

Friday I stopped at Aldi and bought 2 big corned beef briskets.  I have canned them up am getting 4 quarts of corned beef.  No spices in the jars as I may want to make corned beef hash or something and want to be able to have that option.

Didn't make it to the farmer's market this weekend.  Oh well.  It was rainy and I didn't want the grandkids soaking wet.  Maybe next weekend...

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