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My garden is still growing.....

Sunday, while the kiddos were doing their scavenger hunt, I canned more Hot pepper relish. 6 pints, 4 half pints, 1 quart, and 1 quart 3/4 full.

After the kids were done with the scavenger hunt, Grandpa took them with their bags out to the garden to help pick more veggies. They came in with two dozen more jalapenos, several gypsy peppers, half dozen tomatoes, one bag full of cucumbers and one bag half full of okra. The second bag of okra there was picked Saturday as well as the cantaloupe.

All this still needs my attention. ughhhhh Boy when the garden decides to grow, it decides to grow, doesn't it?

I'm out of pint jars and lids. I've never canned this much before in one year. I usually freeze everything. I need to check with my mother to see what jars, if any, she has for me.

My totals for canning so far are:

Pickles: 7 quarts, 1 pint
Salsa: 1 quart, 14 pints, 7 half pints
Relish: 2 quarts, 8 pints, 14 half pints, 2 jelly size

What peppers I havn't used in the salsa and relish I have froze. I have two 1 gallon bags of jalapenos and 1 quart bag of serranos.

My tomatoes are slowing down. These are the only thing I DON'T want to slow down!

I have to get the okra washed and froze today. We've been picking okra all along. What we havn't ate, we have given away because I just had too much all at once.

All the cucumbers that were picked yesterday, hubby wants done in more pickles.

{sigh} and I really need to get out to the garden right now.

But I have to run to the bank and take my youngest son to the doctor. Today is my sis' birthday, I need to call her and I still havn't gotten my Sunday papers.

Am I allowed to say, "I'm tired"!

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  1. I wish our okra had grown. It got washed out twice in the very beginning and we didn't think the third time would be the charm.

    Almost everything is done for us except tomatoes. They are still going strong.

  2. I am tired just reading about all your canning! Just kidding! Love all of what you have canned. You have such a wonderful garden that you shouldn't have to buy much this winter.

  3. Wow! that is so awesome you got all that from your gardening efforts. Enjoy!

  4. That is a lot of work, but it sure looks yummy!

  5. Annie we planted okra two different times also. Too bad some of this didn't wash out! lol

    Precious It made me tired just typing it again! lol We definitely won't have to buy salsa, relish or hot peppers!

    Jill I can't imagine having a huge garden. I don't see how one person with kids at home gets it all done.

    Serendipity You are right, it's a lot of work, I had forgotten just how much work until this year. It had been a few years since I planted enough to can anything.