When the garden knocks…you answer…immediately.
The best time to preserve anything – whether canning, freezing or drying – is 24-hours within picking. Or sooner, if possible.
Waiting means the freshness and quality of the food is being compromised (tomatoes has been the only exception to this rule that I use simply because you want them to be as ripe as possible and that sometimes means having to wait a touch).
And what’s the point in putting in all the work if you aren’t going to have a high quality and fresh final product?
Yesterday before it warmed up I got out into the greenhouse and did a harvest.
Tomatoes and green beans galore!
Shortly after I set to work getting 8 pints (the max my pressure canner can hold at a time) of green beans canned and on the shelf for winter eats.
If you’re interested, here’s a post on how green beans come to be a delicious treat long after the garden is gone for the season.
It’s time consuming but oh-so worth it!
In other news…I wanted to check in with those who outreached either via the comments on the blog or personal message on FB with interest in the Standing Abs Challenge (<– link to challenge).
How are y’all doing?
Admittedly, I started off strong and have already fallen off the plan (weekends when there’s a lot going on KILL me!).
So I have some catching up to do.
As I mentioned previously, if you miss a day, you be the boss of you and figure out how you want to address those missed days.
Maybe you skip them all together.
Perhaps you double up a couple days until you’re caught up.
Another option is to exercise through rest days until back on track.
I’m for sure going to make up all the missed reps but haven’t quite decided if I’m going to double up or work through rest days.
If you didn’t jump in on Sept 1st, you’re still welcome to join the fun. For those who’ve started already….I’m interested to hear how you are doing…and if you did anything fun over the weekend. Shout out below!
And have a beautiful Monday!