Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Thanks to my son, I can see down in my canning corner now. Actually, it isn't a corner, but a hideaway under the stairwell! I told my husband that would be the perfect spot for my canning when we built the house. It was perfect, but I couldn't see much down there. Well, yesterday, my son took an old lamp & rigged it to the 'ceiling' so that I can see down there.
So, this morning, I started organizing everything. I took pictures after all of the 'older' stuff was organized.
I then added all of this year's stuff & took more pictures. As you can see, there is plenty of room on the top shelf yet. That is where the rest of my applesauce will go. I have done 36 pints so far. (since my last blog post) That is one bushel of apples. I plan to get 2 or 3 more bushels. I use a lot of applesauce when our grandsons are here. They eat AT LEAST a pint a day in their morning oatmeal.
We had an experience yesterday. We were canning jalapeno & habanero peppers. Well, when they were in the canner, one of the jars decided to break. Imagine the oils from habanero's heating in the water. We couldn't breath for a while. I was gagging so bad. I even had to go outside to get fresh air. I came back in & sprayed air freshener. It helped so much!!!
I THINK I am done canning now, until I get more apples. I plan to do that over Labor Day weekend. I have quart jars that someone gave me to use for the rest of the applesauce. Three growing boys need LOTS of grandma's sauce!!!
On the stitching front, I am working on my B. Potter piece this week. Remember the goal I set for myself?? I have to do at least 2 motifs per month to finish by the end of the year. I am working on my 3rd one for this month!!! Stay tuned!!!
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