But the beets....Here's what we figured.
Eight months to grow, $50.00 worth of supplies, and ten hours of labor. That ten hours included, harvesting, sorting, washing. Preparing the kitchen before hand and cleaning up afterwards. Boiling, skinning, slicing and dicing beets. Putting the beets in the bottles and boiling them.
So for all that work and time, how many quarts of beets did Bish and Stan can?
Wanna buy some?
Despite all the time and energy, we had fun and we learned a lot. We learned how we could grow beets better, by thinning them out and mulching them. We learned better steps to take in the canning process. And, we learned we can do it.
There are other things I'm learning I can do too. Like work on my stories and maybe blog once a week.
Here's beets in your eye.