I had several epiphanies this year in regards to tomato sauce making and just canning in general. The biggest one was the day I decided to do the canning work in a makeshift "summer kitchen". Yeah-so what if it was just two sawhorses and some boards.
I have a lovely large, centralized space to work, instead of utilizing small bits of every counter around the kitchen (and then walking back and forth from one to another a million times.)
I can enjoy the beautiful sunshine and last warm days instead of being cooped up in a kitchen, pining for them.
I can keep a better eye on my twenty-mile-an-hour children when I am outside with them.
All the seeds, juice and mess that inevitably splash all over the kitchen happily splashes in the grass-where I do NOT have to mop.
It has worked splendidly well for every every canning occasion thus far. I can't believe it has taken me this long to figure it out.
You know what braids and bandana days mean...
|Me without makeup. Brave girl.|
|I had help, you see. Made things so much more pleasant. Even if he made me wet.|
|Chickens love canning days.|
Ahhhh....it felt good to sit down and write this post. I'll be back later with my to-do list for today.
How is your day going today? What'cha up to?