This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

canning pears

canning pears IMG_9914 canning pears IMG_9916canning IMG_9922 canning IMG_9918 I thought I'd never finish! I canned a big basket full of Kieffer pears. They were perfectly ripened. I canned them in light syrup, some in pint jars and some in 12 oz jars. I added them t my counter top with pickles, sauerkraut, relish, compote and now canned pears. I think this is the last canning I have for the season.



Blogger Karen Anne said...

How do you make sauerkraut? Does it still involve fermenting in crocks?

October 11, 2014 6:29 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Yes, I fermented it. Actually, my mother in law prepared this batch. She shredded two big heads of Napa cabbage, salted and pressed it, then set it up to ferment in a large bowl. I was amazed at how the two cabbages wilted down to just a couple cups of sauerkraut. It fermented about 3 weeks before I canned it. OK actually my husband canned this batch... Its nice to have help!

October 13, 2014 11:09 AM

Blogger Jennifer Swanton Brown said...

Holy smoke. Pears. Yum. We only got a couple off our tree this year. Will keep our fingers crossed. Did many plums tho.

October 26, 2014 6:36 PM


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