Do you can or freeze? I have very vivid memories of canning as a girl. I think I had the brownest backside in my neck of the woods because we would be out from picking strawberries in the spring and work our way right through summer into fall with cherries, bean, corn, tomatoes, with onions, peppers, peaches,broccoli and all sorts of fruits and veggies in between. You name it, we probably grew it a least once in our garden. And we canned or froze it all for yummy eating in the winter and spring!
My mom and I can do something that many people cannot do: we can fit our hands inside the small mouth jars to pack in the green beans! Ever tried to do that? I wish the rest of my body was as small as my hands, but that's a whole other blog post ! Dang!
I do have to say, though, after I moved out and lived on my own, I got away from canning. I would go home to help, but it's hard to have a garden in an apartment complex. Since coming to the farm, I have tried to keep a garden, but honestly it's a lot of work, and I had my little hands full with two girls and the farmer. I think next spring will be the year of the garden for me. I'm going to try to rein it in and not be too ambitious with what I plant, but I would like to get back to putting up food for us to eat.
Ok, It's game on starting Monday, so give these girls a shout and click in to learn all sorts of fun ways to revisit this very old way of preserving our food. There are even a few give-aways for those of you who like that added perk!
Have a wonderful Monday, and let me know if you are joining in on the fun!