This basket is the first harvest from about 8 plants and was 15lbs in weight. Some of them have been frozen and 6lbs became spicy tomatoe chutney. Last year the 6 jars made, just dissappeared too fast in winter. We also had roast tomatoe soup for lunch with some homemade ciabatta.
Today, my bartering partner arrived with 21 lbs of plums in exchange for the tomatoe plants and other nursery plants I had given them at the beginning of the season, so I guess I shall be busy canning those today. Yeah. Practice makes perfect.
Now, I cannot say that this type of lifestyle is easier than going to the supermarket but it is more satisfying and interesting thats for sure.
Its simple to make things difficult, but it is difficult to make things simple.