Got the pickles made. Didn’t have enough cucumbers to fill the half gallon jar so cut up 4 carrots and added them to the batch. Used apple cider vinegar and salt for the preservatives with some dill weed and garlic thrown in for flavor.
Cut up an apple and some of the tomatoes and put them in the dehidrator. Started the charcoal and cut up the ham to where it would fit in the dutch oven and got it started cooking. Used 36 briquets to cook it with 24 top and 12 bottom. Quickest I have ever cooked a ham (about 2 hours). Or really over cooked it. Ended up at 190+ degrees F which is 30 over done for ham. Turned out quite well though. Doubt I will ever use a standard oven to cook one again. The dutch oven does such a good job!
Still got to get the rest of the tomatoes cut and dried as well as the other fruit. Guess I will work on that tomorrow and/or Sunday. Also got to get up and pick the rest of the blueberries. Again the weekend will get it done I hope. Tis late and I need some rest to try to get this soreness out of the arms and hands so will close for now. Till tomorrow… 😉