Saturday, October 18, 2008
I finally get it. It only took being married 18 years and being broke! I fianlly understand why Dad and Mom used to can can can like crazy people. For all of my life, I have avidly avoided canning anything but peaches and jam (because I love how they taste). But now I have entered an entirely new phase in my life where I will can ANYTHING that is free! The reason? Because then I don't have to BUY IT!!!! I just can't believe it took me this long to understand why mom and dad did what they did!
Yesterday, I had a friend and a half (one had only one good arm to use because one was terribly broken) come over and help me can some really ripe pears that we were given by the fruit farm where Robby is working part time. We had one camp stove going on the back porch with 2 canners, and one going inside. We started at about 10:30 am and finished at 5:15 and got 84 quarts of pears done!
Alone, I could have only done 20-25 in one day, so this worked out great! Now I am in a desperate search for more canning jars!!!!!