Tuesday, June 5, 2012

First Canning of the Season

My first canning of the season was Strawberry Vanilla Jam! Actually that was the first thing I canned last year.  I did a small batch this year with a quart of strawberries that I bought at the store that we starting to get a little soft.  I got the recipe from this website, where I get almost all my canning recipes and instructions from! Love this site!  www.foodinjars.com

Hopefully there will be much more canning in the near future! I plan on doing much more than I did last year since I wont be pregnant this summer!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Planted our vegetable garden!

On Memorial Day, while my mom had the kids, Seth and I planted our vegetable garden! It was the hottest day of the year so far, over 90 degrees.  Luckily it went fast! Before we planted Seth used a rototiller he borrowed from the base to till up the garden.  It was a huge rototiller, we were to late to reserve one of the smaller ones!

Then we got to planting!

 We planted two types of tomatoes, two types of cucumbers, two types of string beans, bell peppers, watermelon and cantaloupe!  I also planted two little pots that are on our deck that have cherry tomatoes in them.  Hoping that this years garden goes as well as last years!!