We then spent some time on the weekend getting some more stone fruit preserved and more blackberry jam made. Thanks to those that kindly donated some preserving jars that were in boxes in their sheds after my last story on preserving. I would still like to try to get some tomatoes bottled - ours are just ripening now.
It would also be interesting to cost the energy input of storing fruit and tomatoes in the freezer in comparison to the high energy input of preserving them on the stovetop and storing in the cupboard. Has anyone done this?
Nan has enjoyed playing board games with the kids on our TV tree Tuesday nights...
On Monday I had my thyroid removed and are at the moment recovering at home - I have a sore throat and the anaesthetic has knocked me about. Dad bought me a lovely made in Orange olive oil bottle - will have to get to the farmers markets in a couple of weeks to pick up some more local olive oil.