[gardeners] canning/pickling

Allen and Judy Merten (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 06 Jul 1998 00:04:06 -0500

Hi George,
    Well, we spent a traditional 4th. Real Texas BBQ brisket, potato
salad, fried yellow squash, stuffed jalapeno peppers, beans, watermelon
and canteloupe. The only two things that didn't come out of the garden
was the brisket.
    Today it was back to work canning. So far this weekend Judy and I
have made 26 - 1/2 pints of jelly,  19qts of Grandma Mertens' Kosher
Dill Pickles, 7qts of tomato sauce and 7qts of salsa.
    We ended up with 1.4 inches of rain. We're grateful for that but
could have used another inch or two.
    Tomorrow, its pickling time for jalapenos and more tomato sauce to
be canned.

    Bastrop Co.,Tx