One of those change of plans was turning this . . .
Yes, canning has begun! The first produce ready this year was the beets, and we began by first harvesting all of them save for the really small ones . . .
Washing them . . .
Then boiling them, peeling and chopping them, and finally, canning them! Of which there are no photos so you'll have to imagine. :) Leah and I had a lot of fun together with the canning, and many hours later, the kitchen was all cleaned up again (beets are so messy!) and there were 20 quarts of beets canned and ready to be enjoyed in the coming months.
Then this afternoon, cucumber relish was made and canned . . .
Mom prepared all the onions, peppers and cucumbers . . .
. . . and then I made it and canned it
Pickles are next on the list to make and can as our cucumber plants are producing prolifically right now! And so the furniture restoration/refinishing will have to wait just a little longer . . . . :)