Wednesday, June 3, 2009

OK, now we CAN relax . . .

and just wait until it is harvest time because we are ready now. My parents were in town this week, and my mom had agreed to get her two daughters a lovely, lovely present. One that we had actually asked for. We asked for the thing that all women want - canning supplies.

In all seriousness, we both did ask for them, and so tonight, off we went. We hit Farm and Fleet first, and bought this pressure canner, a set of 12 quart jars, and a strainer/sauce thing, that hopefully will help us make our tomato sauce much easier & less messy. We decided to go next door to Wal-Mart and look for a cold bath canner. We found one, and we also found the very same pressure canner except that it was $11 cheaper. So we hurried, bought the cheaper canner at Wal-Mart, and then hurried over to Farm and Fleet to return the more expensive one. We had to hurry because Farm and Fleet was closing in 15 minutes, and my parents were leaving in the morning.

So for now, we wait. And hope for a bumper crop. And that our children will be good while we are canning our "Simply Tomato Sauce". And beans, if they ever start growing. And applesauce. And peaches. And jam.

I'm getting hungry now.

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