Sunday, August 18, 2013

On The Right Track

There are certain things that one does
that are just right.
There is that feeling inside like
it's how it is supposed to be.
( Please ignore the messy little corner of sugars:?)
This past week,
I invested in a pressure canner.
This weekend, I canned...
one batch of green beans
and two batches of stewed tomatoes.
(It might not sound like much,
but all the laundry is done, 
washed the living room curtains, etc...boring stuff)

I have to admit
I see those pictures of peoples pantry shelves
all lined with home canned jars,
and I am a wee bit jealous.

However, we must start somewhere.
So the above is where we are~
a combination of store bought and home canned.
I have more tomatoes,
but they were cooling on the counter.
I am hoping to get corn this week.
The other thing I have been doing
is dry oven canning.
The dehydrated veggies have been
hot oven canned and last nearly forever.

It's all a process, and every little step
we take around here
is towards a point of self-sufficiency. 
We both appreciate the old ways.
Hold that thought,
we do like such things as showers & deodorant.
Not quite thaaaat old of ways.
We just feel the less dependent we are, the better. 
Wait until I show you what Mr. LB has been up to.

Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches


  1. Congratulations on canning. I keep hoping for the day that I'll have that need to save my extra stuff.

  2. good for you with your self sufficiency, your pantry shelves look so interesting. Ashamed to say I do not even grow veg never mind preserving it.

  3. I do a lot of canning, but have never heard of 'hot oven canning'.
    I agree with you, there is a certain good feeling, knowing the pantry is stocked and in order. ;)

  4. Good for you! One step at a time ;-) Thanks for sharing on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you again today!