Canning crushed tomatoes
I just canned some crushed tomatoes and realize that I didn’t read the directions carefully. I added the lemon juice after I put in the tomatoes, instead of putting it in the jar first. Will they be ok? I didn’t see any evidence of juice boiling out of the jars.
This is one instance where following the directions very carefully doesn’t really matter. It’s like adding salt to canned foods; it doesn’t matter if you put it in the jar first or last. Your tomatoes will be just fine! — Jackie
Feeding a nursing sow
What and how much do you feed your nursing sows? We just had a litter of nine born and the mama is acting like she’s starving no matter how much we feed her!
Frazier Park, California
We feed our nursing sows 15% chop (corn, oats, soy, etc.) and we give them about 6 pounds twice a day, more or less depending on their hunger and condition. If they are nursing heavily and seem hungry, we give them a little more; if they’re getting thinner, we give them more. If they seem content and hold their weight pretty well, we might give them less. We also give them garden excesses, table scraps, and whatever else we have. Was your sow a big eater before she farrowed? Some pigs are…well…just pigs. — Jackie