Here's a bit of a change from the regular "outside the kitchen window" post..
I put up some tomatoes yesterday.. made a huge mess in the kitchen, but in the beginning stages, it looked ..pretty! I had just a little over 5 gallons of tomatoes - which made 11 quarts.. not a lot, but i don't know much about putting up tomatoes (or anything else for that matter) - so it was a good start. Other than the mess i made, it was quite enjoyable! The next batch will be made into preserves.. my favorite ;)