I had my first canning experience last weekend! My husbands grandparents have an amazing garden (just realizing that I didn't take any pictures of that part). They grow all kinds of things in it every year, corn, green beans, egg plant, zucchini, onions, potatoes!! My mouth is watering just thinking about it all!!! They have always been kind enough to share, not only the fresh produce, but that which his grandmother has worked very hard to preserve as well. So when I was asked if I would like to help with the canning process this year, I was more than happy to try to repay, even ever so slightly, the benefits we have received from them! It was actually kind of fun, but time consuming, hard work. After just one half day of it I am amazed and somewhat humbled to think of the number of hours both Nana and my mother in law have spent over the years snapping, washing and canning those delicious veggies we have a tendency to take for granted! Thank you Nana and Mama for all you have done and shared with us over the years! You are both amazing women and wonderful examples of hard work and generosity!
Here are just a few snap shots of the process.
And here is my little destructor putting his talents to use devouring ear after ear of corn at lunch that day!