Saturday, September 13, 2014

Scenes From Tomato Day

Last Saturday was Tomato Day! It was the first time that our Tomato Day was held in September but given the events of August there really was not  another time that made sense to do so. Dave swung by the farm down the street to pick up about 40 pounds of seconds and we set to work a week ago turning them into sauce. 
The girls have helped us each year (from the very first year we ever canned) but this year they were their most independent yet. We set them each up with a specific job and before we knew it the sauce was simmering away on the stove. These girls of ours have always been such incredible helpers. From their youngest days they were always there, pitching in and helping in any way their little hands would let them. It is such a blessing to have their help with all the chores and tasks and projects we do. They are there with us through it all, never complaining and always impressing us with how hard they work!

From the 40 pounds of tomatoes we ended up with thirteen quarts of sauce (with a little extra left over that we've already used). This recipe is definitely our favorite and it sure will be divine to have a bit of summer throughout the winter months! xo


  1. I saw your photos on IG but somehow missed the post. What a great family activity! I roasted and froze tomatoes this year but next year I am definitely taking the canning plunge! You have great helpers!

    1. Yeah, I was a wee bit late on sharing these photos! :) Everything is better when we all are in it together! And I am so glad that you are going to take the canning plunge! It's so easy and you will be so glad that you did! Let me know if you have any questions! If you have a class you can take by you that's always a good place to start! xo