Thursday, September 15, 2011
Learning to Can
Finally! I've learned how to can! My first attempt at home canning was very gratifying and it was actually really really fun. For those of you who can on a regular basis, I want to be like you. And guess what? You ladies better tell your husbands what's up, cuz mine knows how to can. So now that I've gotten a taste of the process I have a lot to look forward to. Having a large home garden like we do means that when we harvest we usually have way more that we can eat, and so we have to do something with it. This week we had half a crate of green beans and about a crate of cucumbers to take care of.
We spent a few hours today canning cucumbers and green beans, and freezing even more beans. We have a vacuum sealer for preparing food portions for freezing, which is even more fun.
Today one of my coworkers was reflecting that if she had lived in another time in history she would for sure have been a hippie. I said I would have been a pioneer lady. And wouldn't you know it, I am certain I would.