Canning

I believe that I am finally done with canning for the year, particularly since I am out of jars and space.  

August 23 peaches

22 quarts of peaches

September 15 pears and tomatoes

canned pears and tomatoes

September 15 green beans

canned green beans

Monday pears

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Friday pears

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And here are the top drawers of our kitchen cabinets where I store our home canned produce.  And they are completely full.  

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I do not believe I have never completely filled them before.  These drawers are deep so this is an impressive amount of work.  I am glad to be done, and we will enjoy these added-sugar-free foods all year.  

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10 Responses to Canning

  1. Jeanne says:

    Congratulations, Donna! That’s really a fantastic accomplishment! It’s very good that you have such nice storage space for your jars, too! We have always had to keep ours in a room on the outside of the back of the house. Not such a good thing. But it worked out. Ron and I built shelves in there shortly after moving here. The water heater is also in the small room. Now you can put your feet up and relax for a bit!

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    • Donna says:

      Thanks Jeanne! It is an accomplishment. It is a nice space, as long as we do not have a significant earthquake here. That would be quite sad. I haven’t been able to put my feet up and relax though. Today after my 24 hour shift, I did the chores, harvested vegetables, picked grapes and got them ready for wine, and finished processing a felted wool rug. There is always work to do here.

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  2. How wonderful! It is a satisfying thing to see our shelves lined with all those marvelous foods we’ve grown and put up. You will be tasting a little of the summer all year!

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  3. Jeanne says:

    I have a question: When you can your pears, do you slip them into a bowl of salted water before you put them into the jars? I didn’t at first, until I learned that it would keep them from darkening. It doesn’t take much salt. They stay nice and white.

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  4. A. says:

    Nicely done! This looks beautiful!

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