Monday, September 24, 2012

Gardens done In,72 hr kit check

Well that freeze pretty well took care of the garden, we have gotten almost everything out. We have some broccoli and the last of the tomatoes but I don't know if those tomatoes will get much further.

I did make some green tomato relish with  some of the green ones that fell off, were knocked off etc, from freezing and wind.

Green tomato relish
To 8 cups chopped green tomatoes in a large pot you add 1/3 cup canning salt, stir and let sit for a few hours o over night.
Then rinse, and let drain for a bit.

Add 1 or 2 bell peppers chopped
1 large onion chopped
1 and 1/2 cups white vinegar
1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
1 and 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon celery seeds
Then in a cloth tie up and 2 tablespoons pickling spice and drop into chopped ingredients. Boil this 2 hours and then jar up while hot..
Boil 10 minutes in a water bath canner or steam canner.
A picture of a few jars of relish.


 I also managed to get a few more pints of tomato sauce made on Friday with the almost ripe ones and the ones I had to ripen in the kitchen window. 8 pints and 1 quart. Better then getting nothing like last year.

I have been drying more herbs and still have sage and tarragon to dry.

We hung the beans to finish drying and our seed corn.

 Here a couple more of the finger puppets I have made, Sort of dragon's.

  Scarf I just finished.

Here is Dave starting the dig on the leak we had and the pipes when he finished.

 It is the time of year to see to your batteries in smoke detectors and things in your 72/96  hour kit; other wise known as a Bug Out Bag B.O.B., or Go Bag etc.

Make sure your clothes all fit and in the children's that the clothes are replaced with clothes that will fit in the coming 6 months,things like a size or 2 bigger then they wear at this time depending on how fast they are growing. 

This includes socks and shoes. Boots can be tied to the outside by their strings if you have to, same with tenna shoes. Make sure since winter is almost here that you and yours have warm things to change into in their kits. Wool socks, long johns, flannel shirt etc.
 Check the food and see if the dates  are still good and nothing has been opened and replace.
Tie a canteen to the side of the packs that can be filled quickly.
On the inside a few of those 4 oz water packets work well.
4 oz water packets work well for extra water in the backpacks from
4 oz water packets

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