We’ve been crazy busy trying to get ready for winter around here! Between choir and band rehearsals, homeschooling and college, it’s been hard to get to the “important” stuff.
We got a few things dealt with this weekend, though! Saturday we canned beef broth, after letting it simmer in the roasters overnight. Waking up to broth smells delicious, but is also a test of our abilities to handle delayed gratification- it has to be strained before tasting, and even then, it’s better as soup than drunk straight. We canned 21 quarts.
Today was chicken broth day. When we walked into that wonderful smell after church, I caved and bought fried chicken. Broth is out of the canners now, sealing on the counter.
I snagged end-of-season bell peppers from a local farm (Jones, in Granger), and chopped those for the freezer. I must remember to plant bell peppers next year!
The last of the garlic is now chopped and frozen, and sliced and dehydrating in the garage. We should be vampire-free for a few more days.
Mr. Caffeinated is out collecting the leaves off the lawn and driveway for the garden. One of last year’s geese is roasting for dinner. All in all, I think we can let this weekend go down in the books as productive!