Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hibernation Nation

Low: 14° F
High: 29° F
Conditions: Clear and Cold
With the last batch of squash this year, we've filled our storeroom and freezer for the season. Here's our total tally:

6 pints of frozen raspberries

10 quarts of frozen peaches

22 quarts of frozen strawberries

28 quarts of frozen blueberries

36 jars of jam

10 pints of dilly beans

7 quarts of frozen squash

12 quarts of frozen cauliflower

19 quarts of frozen broccoli

24 quarts of frozen green beans

8 quarts marinera sauce

2 cases espresso stout

4 quarts of frozen dog biscuits.

WINTER? Sure. Bring it on!


Eve said...

You guys are just SO smart!!! Now all I am is hungry!!
oh and cold!!!

Anonymous said...

Yum is right. I am jealous of your frozen peaches (my personal favorite). I NEED to pick peaches for freezing and canning next year. Where did you get them? I'd love to see the orchard, especially as I have peach tree dreams.

with love, Madison said...

Wow. Is that for days that you can't get out because of all your snow? We don't miss that kind of weather ... we still have flowers and sunshine, even if it is in the 50's in the morning! We call this a "cold front." AHHAHAHAHAHA. Thought that would make you laugh!

Lorenza said...

Sure you are well prepared!
Good job!
Kisses and hugs

I love that first picture!

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

I'll be right there!

I'll bring my recipe fur khytty mousse!


Tracey and Huffle said...

My mum wants the raspberries and I love the photo of the three of you asleep, Ari!

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

Farmgirl_dk: said...

My very first thought? "Pretty fitted sheet!!" :-)

Wow, good work on the pantry stocking...did you make the espresso stout and doggy biscuits yourselves? I'm thinking you didn't, otherwise you MOST CERTAINLY would have shared the recipes for both, right?!!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

You could do a song like "Twelve Days of Christmas".

12 quarts of cauliflower,
10 pints of dilly beans,
4 quarts of dog biscuits,
7 quarts squash
2 expresso stout
A cute little Canine Naturalist!

Holly said...

Wow, that's some awesome looking yummies!!! Those berries look totally mouth watering!


Poopsie Blue said...

Looks as though, you are very well prepared for Winter feasts.
And, love the photo of the sleepers!

Best wishes, pats & pets

YD's a little bit of everything place said...

Ari, your humans are very well prepared! And those dog biscuits look so delicious! Do you think your mom would share the recipe for those yummy dog biscuits? You would give her lots of doggie hugs and kisses if she does!

Sam & June

John Theberge said...

Looking at all these photos made me hungry. I think I'll have to enlarge my garden next year.

Marigold said...

WHAT?!!!! NO, PEANUTS?!!!!!!?

Anonymous said...

Blueberries, broccoli, green beans, and marinara sauce, please.

Oh, and the stout, too. :)


YourFireAnt said...

and for the kitty?


Maverick the Pirate said...

Harrrrr Ari
looks like you are ready Harrrr.
Cap'n Maverick the pirate

JB's Big World said...

Wow! You guys are ready for the winter!

The Army of Four said...

I'll bet the dog cookies are good right out of the freezer. :)

Dawn said...

You'll have to teach me your secrets for freezing/canning once we get back to having a house with a large freezer and storage space! Since we weren't in IL this summer, I'm already missing my winter supply of blueberries. :(

Kapp pack said...

I'm coming to your house! All of those things sound super yummy!

Kisses, Sky boy

The Daily Echo said...

Oh my! I'm going to have to speak with Mom about getting us one of those freezers. Who knew there was all that great stuff inside??!!

umekotyan said...

Good evening Ari.
It is a preparation for hibernation.
Of course, delicious jam is necessary.
Do it sleep so, and what is necessary as equipment more than this?
I think.
After all, the computer is necessary.
The event while it is sleeping is anxious.
And, . ..return before it hibernates in the time travel...
Oh the door to summer is opened. :D

from loved ume tyan

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mmmm everything looks so yummy. Mom and Dad canned some apple pie filling...
Hope you have a Happy Turkey Day..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Amici said...

You guys are the bomb!! Wow that is a lot of freezing but what a great thing to do. I bet it is so good to eat too, knowing where you bought it and how you made it.

Charity, Gary, Katie and Louis said...

The first picture is so sweet! All of the food looks delicious. It's such a good feeling to be all stocked up. Did you make the dog biscuits yourself?


Kathiesbirds said...

I used to can and put up food when we lived in Idaho. It's such a satisfying feeling! Good for you!