Now I have canned a lot of times with my Grandmother. However, I was under the age of 15 and didn't really care to remember the process. Now that I am older, I have been dying to revisit the canning years of my childhood. We recently moved (more on that this Saturday!) and I have the great privilege of staying with my Grandma and Grandpa for a while. I have turned into a sponge, I am trying to gleen as much information off of my Grandma as possible. My Aunt put it a great way, she said my Grandma was her wikipedia! How awesome is that!
Last week my uncle brought down pears and tomatoes that needed to be canned the same day. So much for our plans, but it was such a great informative day. We began with the pears.
Little itty bitty one bite pears... I took us 4 hours to peal and core these suckers.. Then we put them in jars and pressure canned them. I believe we canned 14 quarts of pears.
Next up... Tomatoes
Now I haven't had a decent tomato all summer long due to money, so I was very excited to see these juicy beauties!
First step is to get those skins off.
Next we placed them in jars.
Then for the canning process
Pressure is rising!
We canned 12 quarts of tomatoes that day as well. I learned a great deal and can't wait to learn more!