Preserving and Persevering

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.

canned beans

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

fermenting pickles

and then I canned some of our amazing pear crop.

canned pears

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.

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4 Responses to Preserving and Persevering

  1. Michelle says:

    Apt title; you’re doing both admirably.

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  2. Denise says:

    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.

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