Thursday, July 6, 2017

Adding to the Stores

Mama gave us some fresh produce.  
I canned 8 pints of string beans -- one didn't seal and is in the refrigerator.
I also canned 7 pints of corn.
(I had enough string beans for 10 pints, but saved some out to go with our supper with plans for leftovers the next day.)

She also gave me squash, okra, avacados, and cucumbers.
All of those became part of our 4th of July celebration.


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    1. Thanks. Amusingly I don't usually eat much corn in the summer, but I love it for soups/stews during the fall and winter.

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    1. Yes! Worth crawling out of the bed well before the sun was up. It was nice to not heat the house up too much and get the canning finished.

  3. What a great start on the canning! The only thing I've done so far is jam, and am eagerly looking forward to doing more. Things just aren't quite ready around here, yet. But, it looks like I have about a million blooms on my green beans, so my day is coming in the not-so-distant future. I'm excited.

    1. We don't have a space to grow our own, so I rely on the farmer's market and local gardeners. We're still looking for our perfect place in this area with hopes of having a large enough area for a garden. I think strawberry jam is normally my first canning every season LOL

  4. I love fresh from the garden food! And I grew up on home canned beans -- so much better in my opinion than the ones from the store.

    1. They are! Until I got older I didn't realize everyone didn't blissful ignorance of youth.


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