I am trying to get back to normal after my sh***y “vacation” week. So I have been trying to preserve our harvest. Last week I started plum, blueberry and blackberry wine, including the hornets’ nest blackberries. Then I canned our green beans. I managed to break the handle off the lid of my pressure canner just after I finished, which greatly saddened me.
Yesterday I started some peach and grape wine but learned later that the grapes had not pressed well so it was largely a wasted effort. T am trying to get back on track with my life today I started fermenting pickles with some of out abundant cucumber crop
and then I canned some of our amazing pear crop.
I barely made a dent in the picked pears and cucumbers. But at least I did not destroy anything. I am hoping things will start improving for me soon without anybody dying and precious equipment not getting destroyed.
Apt title; you’re doing both admirably.
our pears did well this year too- but I have never tried canning them. just drying. sorry to hear about the pressure canner casualty. that’s a bummer.
Thanks Denise! I love canned pears for breaskfast in the winter. Tom is going to try to fix the pressure canner with a new handle we have on order.