Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tomato season...hunting the trophy fruit

Once upon a time, the arrival of fall* was heralded by the imminence of school. These days, I know fall is coming when we start to get the full onslaught of ripe tomatoes.

And so it begins once again: the tomato processing cycle:

Son2 used to have to kneel on a stool to reach the strainer; now he towers over it.
The juice cooking down into sauce.

One batch done; the other still in the steam-canner.


Then, there are the smaller tomatoes...cherry, grape...that we dehydrate.
Exhausting work but worth it come winter.

* meteorological fall which starts September 1st

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." ~ Douglas Adams