Monday, August 18, 2014
This is about 1/5th of the Tomatoes the wife and I attacked today. We just kept getting basket after basket of them. We canned, froze, cooked, sauced, made salsa, paste. I chopped and chopped and well we still have a few laying around. I think we got a full years supply done all in one afternoon. I managed to get several bags of my chopped and then frozen Tomatoes for Winter chili making all stowed away and I can still smell the Tomato sauce steam.
This years haul is mostly Missouri Pink Love Apples (I think they are called that because they are heart shaped) not as meaty and full tasting as the Black varieties I normally like but they mix well and are proving extremely prolific although a bit prone to getting blight spots.
Black Truffles, which is one of my all time favorite Tomatoes, some new Black Krims that prove to be just as good as the truffles. We are also still getting plenty of Russian Purples which make good sauce and the occasional Pineapple Tomato which are the best BLT making Tomato I ever had. The Pineapple ones are hard to find without pest bites though for some reason the pests really love that particular variety.
I also pulled the entire raised bed of Onions today and hung em up to dry in the tool shed and then took my honey extracting gear into the car wash and cleaned it all out.
The brace-thing I made to allow honey to run out the top of the extractor also proved useful for letting the wash water drip out as well so the extractor can dry fully. Sometimes the water gets in the seam at the bottom and kinda ferments if you don't leave the thing turned over to dry out. I can't believe I didn't make one of these simple devices years ago it's been so handy.
A little action again tonight in Ferguson, Mo. It was actually kinda lively for a bit there with McDonald's employees calling 911 for help and few other businesses looted but I am too tired to do a write up about it tonight.
Was a long day of getting some much needed harvesting and clean up done today and I need to start mowing again tomorrow.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!