Monday, November 05, 2007

My Garden will continue to sustain me throughout the winter

I belong to a bargain hunting board on the internet and the ladies love to post pictures of their stashes that they got for next to nothing. Well, this is along the same lines - but this is my gardening stash. But it wasn't free - it cost me a lot of labor and love - but I know that every bite of it is 100% pure and natural and exactly where it came from. Is it enough to keep me from having to buy fruits and veggies all winter long? No - but it all helps.


Here are 11 dozen jars of jelly and jam. They are not full dozens as we have taken some out to enjoy and share with friends - but they were all full. And we won't eat all of this - much of this will make it's way into gift baskets this holiday season.


This section contains stewed tomatoes, salsa, green chilis, applesauce and catsup.


Here are dried apples, more applesauce, tomato sauce and apple pie filling.


A look inside my freezer.


A glance into the bottom of my freezer.


And my dried herbs.

3 comments:

Connie said...

You have done a wonderful job of putting away your garden bounty!

Dre the Texican said...

OMG I love this. I want to make stuff, too! I will be back for more.

Anna said...

You have a dream pantry/freezer. This is my goal and dream for my garden. This last summer was my first experience and I was able to put away spaghetti sause, salsa, apple sause, pickles and grape jelly. All that remains is some apple sause, pickles and jelly. Lots more to do next year. I look forward to reading more of your experiences. Thanks for blogging.
~Anna
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