This week was very little studying and a lot of tomatoes. Our keyhole garden science project is producing tomatoes. We are picking about 15-20 ripe ones a day! For just six plants, I’m impressed. I remember last year we couldn’t get anything to grow.
We shared a few of them, but kept the rest.
Gallons of chili mix for the deep freezer! The tomatoes and 3 kinds of peppers are from our garden experiment. Spices added and smelled great, considering it’s like 100 degrees out side and no one is wanting chili. All we’ll have to do is add the meat and and beans when we’re ready to cook chili.
We will share more later when it’s time for church and homeschool group chili suppers.
No more summer schooling for us. We are taking the rest of July off. The kids can just have some downtime and fun. I’m going to be having fun too, but downtime isn’t going to be happening. I’ll be organizing my resource links, and making lists, finding back to school bargains, and changing some organization strategies , and wearing out my printer, and running out of ink, and…
For more about our keyhole garden science project click here https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/04/14/homeschool-gardening/
and here https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/05/23/watching-our-garden-grow/
Awesome! We’ve always wanted to grow enough veggies to make SALSA, but I think we’re the only ones in the area who simply can’t get tomatoes to grow! :sigh:
Wish I could share some. It’s only been 3 days since that post and we have nearly 2 dozen more ready to have something done with them. Hope the neighbors need a few because I’m not sure I can talk my daughter into the chili mix idea again.
Oh I am looking longlingly at your tomatoes! They look yummy. We didn’t get a garden in this year 😦 But our church plants a garden and I’m hoping to get a few pints canned from that.
Thanks for linking up “This Week…” @ Great Peace Academy
Renee, I want to learn to can. Maybe next summer. And thank you for the link-up this week.
I totally understand the wearing the printer and ink out. Me too!!!! I love canning and freezing tomatoes!!!
This is our first time that we have had enough tomatoes to put away for winter. Canning is on my list of things to learn how to do.
Your tomatoes look wonderful! I picked our first of the season tonight – just couldn’t help myself, even though it wasn’t quite ready. It’ll ripen on the counter, though.
Salsa is the top priority every summer here – last year we put up 52 quarts. Your chili starter looks wonderful! This is what I’ll do with our tomatoes and peppers once salsa quota is filled. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your bounty!
52 quarts of salsa! Wow that’s a lot of tomatoes!
Yay for tomatoes! Have a fun and restful break from homeschooling!
Thank you Sylvia, you have a good week, too.