We had such lovely weather this summer we got at least one bounty of tomatoes. Finally! This week we picked them, boiled them and then set them in ice for a few moments to peel off the skins. We then canned a couple jars of whole tomatos. We also made and canned some tomato sauce with herbs from our garden and garlic . . . from the store. I have to say I love to see my kids delight in these activities. I let them watch cartoons and wrestle and give them candies and treats, which they love, (well not so much the cartoons) but it's these times that they really seem to come alive with focus and patience and pride and curiosity. It definitely makes me daydream of living on a farm sometimes.
PS do you notice all that sunshine? It has been absolutely beautiful here lately. Still in the 70's!