I Did It All

It seemed that when we  arrived back on Monday night, we took a vegetable and fruit inventory. I will only say that we had far more cucumbers, green beans and tomatoes than I knew what to do with.

First thing on Tuesday morning I started peeling, scooping out the seeds, and cubing, 6 quarts of cucumbers  and then chopping the onions, green and red peppers and then set things up to sit overnight so that on Wednesday I could finish the Moon Glow Pickles and can them. Trust me, 6 quarts of cucumbers is a heck of a lot of them!!!

I also hand sliced 16 cups of cucumbers, and four onions to make Bread & Butter pickles. Those had to sit for just a few hours, before being finished and canned that day!

I prepared the green beans, blanched them and got them prepared for freezing. It still amazed me how many beans we had this year!

Wednesday I prepared 12 pounds of tomatoes  and made them into juice. I also sauteed, 2 pounds of hamburger, 2 pounds of sweet Italian sausage, chopped onions, peppers, carrots, celery, and garlic, for the sauce. Then I set that to slowly simmer until the Spaghetti Sauce was all done. Some I left out for our dinner, but I froze 6 full meals of spaghetti Sauce for this winter.

Hubby came in on Wednesday with a basket of peaches. Four pounds of peaches. Our entire crop this year. He wanted me to make my Heavenly Peach Jam. So on Wednesday I got everything prepared, and then set that aside overnight to mellow and we canned it on Thursday.

Meanwhile, I did 5 loads of our laundry from the Savannah trip and packed my suit case for Cape Cod and my Reunion with my much loved and missed Classmates.

Somehow I got all the canning done, the suitcases packed, the car loaded and I was up at 5:30 AM on Friday and out the door at 6:30 AM! Whew!

As I drove down route 93 heading south, I realized how much I had accomplished! And I was proud that I actually got it done.


When I arrived at my hometown, Falmouth, Massachusetts, I was overcome with love for the place where I grew up, the people who shaped my life, and the beauty of the beaches.

3 thoughts on “I Did It All”

  1. It was a great trip! Thanks for asking me to be there with you. I had a wonderful time. Love YOU, Mel

  2. Such a great time, so glad I got to spend so much time with both of you Maribeth and Melodie! xoxo Michele

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