stripped beds, did laundry, cleaned the bathroom, tidied the bedroom.... you get the idea. I was really avoiding doing what I needed to do, lol. Do you do that, too?
By mid-day, I realized that it was now or never. They were going to go rotten if I didn't get them put up so I grabbed the bull by the horns and dug in!
First, I made a huge batch of cherry blueberry jam (my new favourite)
and then I decided to give canned cherries a go. I figured that having some canned in very light syrup would be really nice for making desserts in the wintertime. We never have cherries in the winter so they will be a welcome change come the snowy months.
I see that the water level really dropped in my quarts of cherries. I am new to pressure canning, having only water bathed foods before now, so perhaps I'm not doing something right. If you have advice for me, please share! I hope it all tastes ok, because it sure was a lot of work to get them prepped for processing.
The garden is coming along fast... there are Fava beans just about ready to pick
the cabbage needs to come out because the cabbage moths have been all over it laying eggs.... The chickens will LOVE that treat! I'm going to plant ONE row of fall brassicas there today and cover them up with my row cover. Hopefully with only one row, the cover will be wide enough and not let any moths in.