Monday, July 23, 2007

Food Preservation and Harry Potter

This is something I haven't given much thought to, but I do believe canning could be considered a marathon sport. At least the backs of my legs are thinking so.

On Saturday morning, Old Sarge picked green beans while I started snapping and washing them. The first picking is almost always the biggest, and we had more than 5 5-gallon buckets filled to overflowing.

Then, sterilize the jars and lids, pack in the beans, add boiling water and start canning- 7 quarts at a time.

I ended up with 50 quarts.

By 1:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, I was finishing up my last batch and was halfway through Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Oh, the tomatoes are getting ready too.

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