The Winston Family

Friday, July 29, 2011

Canning Time

I have been on a mission to learn how to can. I have bought books, canning supplies and searched the Internet. I decided that the easiest thing to start with is tomatoes. I found a recipe for spaghetti sauce on the Internet. Sarah got in on the action. She helped me blanche the tomatoes and put them in cold water bath.

I peeled them and squeezed the juice out after blanching them.
Mixed all the ingredient together and cooked the tomatoes down. Boy, did it smell good.
I ended up with 6 pints of sauce.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Getting Closer

Last Saturday David and the crew poured the concrete for the ceiling. The garage and a few walls will be out of wood. David is working the foundation for the garage, after that will be poured on Thursday. We will have to wait a few days for all the ceiling to cure out, then they will take down the shoring. Then ready for the framer.
We have a sample box of the brick, but we have been so busy that we haven't had to time to open the box. haha We are going to put rock and siding also on the house.