Are there things that you wish you could do, would like to try, or knew more about? I'd have to say I have something that would fall into each of these categories. Yet all the things I wish, would like to try, or knew more about are all things within my reach. They aren't a sin, costly, or dangerous so, I decided it was time to try some new things.........
This summer the girls and I thought we would try our hand at canning. I did my homework on what to buy and recipes to use....then we were off. We love fresh fruits and vegetables, but know we can only get them for a season. Once a week our family goes out to the Mennonite Farm to purchase our fruits and veggies for the week. Over the past few weeks we have bought what we planned to eat for the week, and extra for canning. The girls and I have had so much fun canning, we all like to work in the kitchen. At this point we have canned green beans, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes, we have also made jam and pickles. It all looks so yummy, everyone is already asking to eat it.....kind of defeats the purpose of canning to be put away for later. Today we went to the farm and purchased more green beans and sweet potatoes for canning. I was hoping to buy a few more things, but they were already sold out for the day. The farm was very busy today they had their animal sale, the animals seem to draw in a bigger crowd. But we bought enough to keep us busy. Canning has been more than just putting away for winter, we are applying this to school.....we have ALL learned from our new endeavor.
Here is a picture of a few things we have canned.
Arthur has had to make shelf space for all the cans
but it's definitely worth it.
The girls have all helped with the canning.
Madison has broken LOTS of green beans,
Wesley well he has handed us beans to string.
The other boys stayed out of trouble while we
worked and some days that's work :)