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Old July 6, 2015   #46
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My Victorio just arrived this very afternoon. I have nothing to process right now. Can hardly wait to give it a shake down.
Victorio VKP250 Food Strainer and Sauce Maker
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Old July 6, 2015   #47
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I work by myself. My wife told me she didn't marry me to be free labor in a tomato canning factory.

I have a squeezer similar to this http://www.tomatomilling.com/product_detail_6350.aspx which is rated at 800 lbs per hour. It eats tomatoes. It is a bit heavy and usually sits on the shelf. I generally do small batches with a food mill.
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Old July 6, 2015   #48
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Old July 6, 2015   #49
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Very well done. I do about 500 liters during the Summer. Here is 2014 effort
Preserves to date 2014
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?WUPPJ 15 October 2014 Cranberry Juice
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?BNQMB 27 September 2014 Concord Grape Juice
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?TLUOH 21 September 2014 Pumpkin Juice
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?XGPAG 20 September 2014 Apple Juice
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?RGIAR 16 September 2014 Tomato Cucumber Juice
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?KDVQT 7 September 2014 Vegetable Juice
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?HYPCT 3 September 2014 Tomato Juice
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?RFQUV 2 September 2014 Tomato Juice
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?OPEHN 1 September 2014 Pear Juicing.
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?AKDTN 29 August 2014 Elderberry Juice.
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?LYSXF 25 August 2014 Tomato Cucumber Juice
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ZJWVZ 24 August 2014 Tomato Juice
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?YEKDK 19 August 2014 Cucumber Juice.
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?YCVZV 17 August 2014 Tomato Juice
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ZQHOP 15 August 2014 Beans Cucumber Juice
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?TLFGK 12 August 2014 Sugar Beet Fruit Leather
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?QXHNH 10 August 2014 Vegetable Juice
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?AGNPW 6 August 2014 Cucumber Tomato Juice
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?NZKIF 4 August 2014 Blueberry Juice
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?UDKNV 5 August 2014 Cherry Juice
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?SWHUT 2 August 2014 Vegetable Juice
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?MJGFJ 31 July 2014 Corn Preservation
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?OKFOS 30 July 2014 Blueberry Juice
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?CQSLE 29 July 2014 Sweet Cherry Juicing
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ANQXT 28 July 2014 European Gooseberry Juicing.
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?SATFZ 27 July 2014 Blueberry Juice
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?PLEUN 26 July 2014 Vegetable Juice
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?LTKEO 24 July 2014 Vegetable Juicing
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?LBPGV 22 July 2014 Carrots processed for juice.
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?GJWDW 22 July 2014 American Gooseberry
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?ACKRG 21 July 2014 Black Currant.
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?IDDLX 15 July 2014 Black Currant Juice
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?KEZMR 15 July 2014 Cucumbers Juicing
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?GXPHS 13 July 2014 Black Currants
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?LDKQB 10 July 2014 Garden Vegetable Juicing
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?EIGDL 7 July 2014 Haskap Juice
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?TDBCB
5 July 2014 Purslane Juicing
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?PQOEH 1 July 2014 Garden Produce Juicing
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?GOJJG 24 June 2014 Juicing Greens
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?VEZPS 19 June 2014 Vegetable Juicing
http://www.durgan.org/URL/?GAGAB 4 June 2014 Juicing Garden Vegetables
That is nice, Durgan. But, I don't juice anything but a few tomatoes for drinking mostly. I can most of my veggies for family meals, and I tend to can as many tomatoes as I juice. I don't think I could handle a liquid diet all winter long.

I never take many pictures of what I do, but, a few years back I did, so I could send them to my son who was away at the time and missing family life here on our farm.

Here is a recent thread I posted back in the spring with some pics I took a few years back. My main goal in life is to provide wholesome(real) food for my family. That goal began back in 1988 when I married my wife and started a family. I grow MOST of the vegetables we consume, right down to the potatoes, dried beans, and herbs. I even grow, process, and cure our own pork right here at home.. I also grow and mill my own corn for bread and cereal. I keep a few chickens around for meat and eggs too.
http://www.tomatoville.com/showthread.php?t=35488
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Old July 14, 2015   #50
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Well I got my Victorio and canned some salsa this past Sunday. It works great but I learned that I need to sit a colander over the bowl so the juice drains as I'm processing the tomatoes, that way it only takes a few mins on the stove. Remember I make mine purée style so to much juice is bad.

Here are some pics. I got 10 jars of salsa and 5 jars of soup base from around 50 lbs of tomatoes. Making a mild batch tonight. The batch pictured has 15 jalapenos, 10 habaneros, and a few cayenne. It is wonderful but far to spicy for most. I did notice a few bits of skin made it through the salsa screen which was a little disappointing but it didn't hurt the flavor so no biggie and not having to blanch/peel saved me a lot of trouble. Thanks for the education everyone!
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Old July 14, 2015   #51
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I am in the process of modifying the clamping method. I notice that is slips back using the present method. It is slightly less onerous using he motor drive, but I will know more at the end of the canning season. There is not much produce available to can right now.

I am going to modify to this clamp.
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