We're still eating green beans from the freezer, and butternut squash from the garage storage spot.
The winter squash is still as fresh tasting and delicious as it was last fall, and I haven't seen any spoilage on them at all. It looks as though we won't have any problem consuming all 100+ pounds that I grew in 2012. I have several bags of summer squash and zucchini in the freezer. We just don't eat those very often, and much prefer them fresh.
I still have one fall cabbage left. The little Gonzales cabbages stored well in the refrigerator, and will be grown again in 2013 for winter meals as well as sauerkraut. Mr. Granny, daughter Amy and granddaughter Alicia all loved the sauerkraut, which wasn't quite as sour as some they had eaten.
The best beans from the freezer have been Fortex. They taste just as good as they did fresh.
The pickled beets are all gone, so I really need to grow and can more this year.
We've both been cutting way back on sweets, so hardly any of the jams have been eaten. I have a feeling many jars will be given to the kids.
We've hardly made a dent in the pickle relish, so none will be canned this year.
I ran out of canned tomatoes long ago, but still have a good supply of sauce, ketchup and sweet chili sauce. I'd like to make more tomato juice this year, but without lemon juice. I'm hoping by adding citric acid instead, it won't have that sour off-taste.
Now....on to something thought was really cute. Granddaughter Alicyn (age 4) heard the story of The Three Little Pigs yesterday, and today she recited it for the camera. I think the girl is going to be an actress!
Alicyn recites The Three Little Pigs
I might be just a bit prejudiced, but I think that's pretty darned good for a four year old who just heard the story once!