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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Phew!!! What a few busy days we have had. One good thing about all the chores is......I've gotten so much exercise. Ok where do I begin. We did have a nice visit from one of the DIL's on Sunday along with Miss Molly. We picked 3 gallons of blueberries.

Monday morning I started early and got 47pints of salsa canned up. It takes so much time to make this as you have to dip the tomatoes in boiling water to loosen the skins, then let them cool and then peel and core and chop. Then since it was such a big batch we had to split it in half and do half at a time. I did save some time by using my food processor for chopping onions, bell peppers, jalapeno peppers and garlic. Then you bring to a boil adding a little vinegar, sugar and salt..I never really know the recipe as we make such huge vats full and I do it by taste. So after getting all that canned up on Monday, we spent the late afternoon shelling a bushel of pinto beans. Hubby takes care of blanching them and then we put them in ziplock bags and freeze.

Tuesday the day was pretty shot and we drove the 3 hours down to pick up the truck. It didn't cost as much as we thought it probably would cost so we were pleased. Then the 3 hours drive back home. Once home, we shelled another bushel of pinto beans.

Then early this morning I got after it again and have the 2nd batch of salsa heating up and as soon as we eat lunch, I will get back to it and finish. Then another bushel of beans to shell.

My back has been hurting terribly bad so have been wearing my back brace which does help a lot. But with DH helping with the lifting and having a tall stool to sit on in the kitchen has helped. But still a lot of walking and on my feet.

I hope to get back her blogging regularly soon. But this has to be done so have to set my priorities.
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