I started seeds in the house back in January, I have tomato plants, sweet green bell pepper plants up and the plants are beautiful.
A couple weeks ago I started seeds for another variety if tomatoes and those are up and about to put on the second set of leaves.
Just a couple days ago I did another planting, of Jalapeno peppers. I have not home canned hot peppers in a very long time. This year I do plan to make pepper jelly and cowboy candy as well as pickled jalapenos for those nachos and cheese.
Next good moon phase I will sow the seed for the eggplants, I have seed for black beauty, they are deep purple, the type I usually buy or grow. I also bought another variety of tomatoes, I will also plant these with the next best moon phase.
The best news ever. I got my Strainer/ Sauce maker.
Last year I ordered a new one on ebay and I never got it so ebay gave me the refund.
A couple weeks ago I was checking out my "extras" bank account and I went shopping. I looked on ebay but they were expensive, so I went to Amazon and got this one very cheap and its new. Its much bigger than I had thought.
I am now prepared to make my own tomato sauce, pasta sauce, apple sauce and more.
I know people question the cost of making your own compared to buying it cheaper but I look at things this way :
1 - If there were no more grocery stores how would you eat these sauces?
2 - Would you know how to make them and what to add as a seasoning?
3- I control how much salt I eat and how much sugar is added.
4 - This sauce maker is manual, does NOT require any electricity.
That is four reasons why I am happy to make my own.
That is what is happening on the homestead, what is happening in your neck of the woods?
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By Andria Perry
Photos by Andria Perry