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Friday, August 13, 2010

How to Get Even Hotter on a Really Hot Day or Canning Day - Part 2

I'm almost finished for the night. I'm still waiting on the last batch of beans to finish processing. I ended up with 16 pints and 1 quart of canned beans and 7 pints of freezer beans. I ran out of mason jars. Time to buy more. I'm going to need to rent storage to keep all the jars I will have once I work my way through all the stuff I have canned right now! Anyhow, here are a few pics from the rest of tonight's work:

The first batch of canned beans.

Freshly blanched beans cooling off in an ice water bath.

A quick pat dry before loading them into freezer jars.

Seven lovely pints of beans, ready to make a trip to the freezer.

So, as soon as the last batch comes out of the canner, I will be finished with beans! Elderberries and jelly will be finished up tomorrow! Yay! It's such a good feeling to get fruits and veggies put up for the fall and winter. I'm tired and sore (why can't kitchen counters be 6 inches taller so us tall people don't have to bend over them so far?) but happy to have them done. Time to hop into the hot tub!


Becca said...

I really want to learn how/commit time to canning. I think it could be fun, and I have great memories doing it with my grandmother as a child.

~LKB said...

Becca: It's a great feeling once you are done and have all those lovely veggies put away for the winter season! I admit, I have a rough time gettng started because sometimes it can be a lot of work, but once I'm in the middle of it, I am fine. It is really nice when it's all done though! LOL


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