Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Down to the Last Beet

Well, I have tried every trick I can find to rotate this photo upright, but it isn't moving.  Please stand up from you chair, move one step to the right and tilt your head 90 degrees to the left.
   Behold!  Shannon is holding the last beet in our seemingly never-ending journey to the 6900th jar of pickled beets & strawberries!  The time was about 1:30, just before the p.m. crew came in, happy to see that they were done peeling beets for at least the next few months.  If you've never peeled a beet, you don't know that their skins are tough and dirty.  It's hard on your hands and, as you can see by Shannon's gloves,  a purple, messy ordeal.  
  By the time I finish this post, Melanie and Karl should be well into processing the last of the jars.  We needed 333 at the start of the day, which is right around what I expect them to finish tonight.  There are enough beets brining to give Shannon and I another few hundred to make tomorrow.  Then, the celebratory potluck will be on Friday!
  We are all a bit sad to be losing our temporary helpers, Shannon and Karl, but we all still work on the same farm and can visit without pickling together.  I have Melanie's and my production P.B. (post beet) scheduled for the next few weeks, including 500 more jars of granola and 250 jars of barbecue sauce.
  Christmas is almost here!  I can't believe I'm all done shopping, everything is mailed, nothing left to do but enjoy the rest of the season.  I hope you all have a wonderful, possibly white Christmas!


LA said...

Yeah! The beets are done (for now!) On to the lovely aroma of granola! Merry Christmas!

Tina J said...

That must feel really good! I would love to know what you put in your granola, I have been thinking about making some as well.

Theresa said...

A wonderful holiday to you too! Hope it can't be beet! . Sorry, it's early here.