Saturday, July 13, 2013

Canning season is in full swing!

Location, At Home.

It’s canning time!

I mentioned in my last post that the cucumbers would be ready soon and are they ever. Craig has been picking them by the pail full along with zucchini and yellow squash. He is also getting a handful of green beans and a few snow peas. We had green beans for dinner tonight. Very good!

Clyda has made a batch of freezer pickles which taste much like bread and butter pickles and they were very good. She put them in pint jars and froze them. She also made open jar dill pickles in a 1 gallon sun tea jar. Those we have in the refrigerator and eat them every day. Really good also!

Today she made bread and butter pickles along with another batch of dill pickles which will be canned in a water bath. We just can’t keep anymore pickles in the refrigerator.

 Craig slicing pickles.
A batch washed and ready to make dill pickles.
Fresh made jelly and two batches of pickles.

Unfortunately with all this canning we used up all the dill we had planted. Finding dill is a real problem here. We will check with the farmers market tomorrow and hope someone has some.