He got out there finally and did it. Plowed right through the mustard greens. Really, I think he just loves the destruction. It was a great way for him to also find out if the old tractor worked or not. It still is not turning as he wants but it will do for now. It's back to researching and making it better. Something for him to do this winter.
Our garden is a joint effort. I could not have this big of garden without him (my husband) that's for sure!
Here is the approximate grand tally of using and preserving our produce this summer. What a blessing it was!
Leaf Lettuce Leaf Lettuce was the first thing I planted in the spring- we love having fresh wilted lettuce and salads!
Mustard greens We canned 14 quarts of mustard greens (4 bushels).
Peppers Froze two gallon sized bags of sliced green and banana peppers
Tomatoes Canned Salsa and tomato jam.
Green Beans Canned approximately 45 quart jars. Many dinners were graced with a side of green beans.
Watermelon 2 small watermelons (they were wonderful)
Zucchini What a harvest! Too many to count -froze many bags of zucchini and loaves of zucchini bread.
Cabbage We had some big cabbage in our garden this year. One weighed a little over 10 lbs. I made 12 quarts of sauerkraut out of that one cabbage alone! Altogether I canned approximately 30 jars of sauerkraut, 7 quarts and 9 pints of canned cabbage, and we loved having fresh cabbage for making fried cabbage and coleslaw.
Beets Didn't make it -between the groundhog and planting the second crop too late... we ended up with nothing.
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