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Canning Tomatoes

Tomatoes from our garden
Tomatoes from our garden
The temperature here has been over 100 degrees for days now and the grasshoppers are back. Needless to say I think our garden is done. I was amazed we were able to save some of our tomatoes from the grasshoppers and the heat.

I canned my very first tomatoes… 8 pints yesterday and I’m hoping to get at least 8 more!

Canned fresh tomatoes
Canned fresh tomatoes

The grasshoppers are eating our corn so fast it’s ridiculous. Dave picked a few ears that weren’t fully done growing because he wanted to at least taste the corn this year. Oh and it was delicious… so sweet and tender that it makes my mouth water when I think about it… there just wasn’t much of it.

We read somewhere that if you spray your garden with a combination of soap, oil, and garlic that it would make a natural insecticide. Dave’s out there now spraying the mixture on our garden. We’re hoping it will kill those pesky grasshoppers.

I just hope and pray that we don’t have another hot summer like last year. Our poor alpacas are tired of the extreme heat and so are we!