Saturday, August 22, 2009

A Productive Saturday

Done today:

shredded 6 cups of zucchini

canned 4 quarts of dill pickles

canned 3 jars of dilled green beans

AND I cleaned up the giant mess that came with it!

It's my first try canning real pickles/vegetables. Last year I did refrigerator pickles and applesauce. I'm really hoping everything works! Everything is in really random amounts because I honestly had no idea how many cucumbers would fit in each jar. I had five jars, but one broke while it was in the waterbath. And the green beans were small because I wasn't sure I would like them.
I think canning and preserving your own food is really cool... I just know that there's a lot I don't know about it! I'm thinking that next year I will try to recruit my mom to help :) Gotta pass on the wisdom of the years!


Hi! My name is Janet. said...

SO fun! Way to can all by yourself! My mom and g-ma are canning tomato sauce today, too. I LOVE CANNING SEASON!

margaret said...

Wendy-Bird! Canning is really really REALLY easy and totally delicious. I can every year and all sorts of things from the garden. If you ever have questions you can give me a buzz. It's so easy. I think fruits are my favorite to can. But it's probably just my love of sweet things.