I finally conquered the cleaning of our laundry room/pantry area. It was a job that came complete with me threatening to throw excess shoes belonging to the children into the neighbor's donkey field. Apparently they all believed me because amazingly everyone took their shoes and put them away in a safe location. With the cleaning of the laundry room came me counting and organizing my mason jars. Remember that last year I had EVERY jar we owned filled with something yummy to eat. We have eaten our way through lots of the canned goods, but we still have lots left so I am pleased.
After counting the remaining jars, I know I will not have to can cinnamon applesauce, jalapenos, green tomato relish, red tomato relish, dill pickles, or lime pickles for this upcoming season. We still have plenty to last us another complete year. This will save me a lot of time this year, and of course I am thrilled about that. I encourage you to take count of your remaining items in the pantry. I was blindly assuming that I would have to can both kinds of pickles this year so I was planning on planting an entire bed of cucumbers. Now that I realize my pickle supply is good, I will only plant a half bed of cucumbers for eating and sharing.
The thing I hate about organizing is that I spent the entire morning working and the laundry room is the only thing that looks nice. The rest of the house looks like a bomb went off during the day! My day today will be cleaning the rest of the house and making a nice dinner. By the way, we are having our first meal with garden broccoli for this season. I am looking forward to that!!!!
grace and peace,