Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Annie went a-canning

My library friends invited me to can with them today. I really wanted to learn, so I packed up thing 2 and thing 3 and we went to Charity's house. We made applesauce and apple pie filling. We actually put them in jars, which sealed. We did all the boil-y things you do when you can, or jar, or whatever. I am still not confident that if I tried to do it all by myself like a big canning-girl should that it would come out the way it ought to, but I was glad I went anyway.


I really would love to fancy myself an ace-of-a-canner someday. I used to be unable to make my own bread, but now I can do that. I can even make homemade cinnamon rolls and am proud to say that I've completely overcome my fear of yeast(who knows what could have happened? It was risky). I can do laundry and even keep my sink clean on a good day. I feel somehow that if I master canning, I will become unstoppable as a homemaker. Forces may combine, but try as they may, they will never overtake me because I can make hot pickled beets.

5 comments:

Tami said...

You can make hot pickled beets? I'm so envious I may swoon.

annie said...

Hi Tami! Welcome to my blog:)

annie said...

Oh, and no, I can't. Not yet. But I will someday; and when I do...watch out world!

Kathy said...

I learned how to can peaches this year! Maybe next year we can get together and muddle our way through it. I'm sure between the 2 of us we can figure something out!

Annie said...

I love it!