Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Canning up a Storm

I'm not sure what I was thinking when I ordered half a bushel of pickling cucumbers. Sitting in the hot sun at 8 am watching the swim team practice must have made me a little delirious by the time we hit the farmer's market. They didn't have any pickles at the time, so I ordered them. Wowzers a half bushel is a lot. I have enough jars and sealers to make 44 jars.


They were ready for pick up Monday evening. I had no plans to start them then, and yesterday I had three extra kiddoes, so I didn't want to have to worry about messing with scalding liquids with seven children at home. Today after my morning routine, I got to work lickety split. Good thing too. Cukes are of a temperamental sort. Another day and I would have seen lots of fuzzy cukes.

So several hours and one huge mess later, I have 44 jars of cukes ready for lunches for the upcoming school year. I wonder if our little daughters will like dill pickles?

9 comments:

  1. Oh, it's been so fun to catch up on your blog and read the updates about the girls. I'm so excited for you! My kids would love all of those pickles - believe it or not, they are really hard to find here :-)

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  2. I know if Rose was anywhere nearby she would eat most of the jars all by herself!

    I have been thinking about bread and butter pickles lately, how I would love making some this year. But I do not have enough cucumbers.

    Let me know how your dill pickles came out if you get the chance. I never had any luck with them.

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  3. Impressive!! Truly impressive to this city girl!!

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  4. A storm indeed! Wow! These look great. I have never canned a single thing. I will need to put that on my list to try one of these years.

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  5. YUMMY!

    Do you make refridgerator pickles too?

    We didn't do much for canning this year. Maybe next....

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  6. They are gorgeous! Why don't you enter them in a contest?

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  7. Oh my goodness, I am in awe!

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  8. Wow. I think they'll learn to like pickles. Or maybe you'll be so tired of pickles you'll never serve them! *L*

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  9. My boys would be happy to sit down with all those jars and make themselves sick! I am the only one in the family that doesn't like pickles. LOL Beautiful photo!

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