We started on tomatoes about 2:30 and with GJ and Martin cutting up tomatoes for about 3 hours, we managed to put up 28 quarts of tomatoes today! Tomatoes take a while as they need to process for 50 minutes, but there is nothing like the home-canned tomatoes.
Martin had a long time to think while he was cutting up tomatoes and made a step-by-step analogy between the previous day’s chicken butchering and the tomatoes.
Step One – Pick tomatoes/bleed chickens
Step Two – Blanch Tomatoes in Boiling Water/Scald chickens in 150 degree water
Step Three – Slip skins off tomatoes/put chickens in plucker to remove feathers
Step Four – Cut stem out of tomatoes/take out guts of chicken
Step Five – Cut up tomatoes/cut up chickens for freezing
Step Six – Put chicken parts in bags and freeze to preserve/put tomatoes in jars to preserve.