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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4142 Posts

Posted - Jun 16 2023 :  04:49:52 AM  Show Profile
Sara you have been having great success in your jars sealing. Great job. I did can a couple jars of rhubarb juice so far. Right now we are haying, so not much else happens. This morning I am making cheese.

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Michele
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6839 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6839 Posts

Posted - Jun 16 2023 :  05:42:26 AM  Show Profile
Michelle, I think making cheese is fantastic but I have never tried it. What do you do with rhubarb juice? Hope you get all your haying done without a hitch.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

2688 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
2688 Posts

Posted - Jun 16 2023 :  6:20:21 PM  Show Profile
I just made my first EVER attempt today and made strawberry jam in my water bath canner... oh my goodness... it was easier than I ever thought. It tasted amazing hot in the pot as it was gelling, hoping it tastes just as good after it's cooled off. I hope I did everything right and don't poison my family... as long as all the seals sealed, I'm good... right? I wated bathed it for an extra 10 minutes due to my elevation of around 3,000 ft. I'm just so skeptical and scared I didn't something wrong. Any shared words of wisdom would be truly appreciated! :-)

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4142 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4142 Posts

Posted - Jun 17 2023 :  03:40:05 AM  Show Profile
You should be fine April. Enjoy the goodness!
Sara= rhubarb juice. I use a steam cooker and juice any fruit. Then can it right from there. I use it mixed with elderberry juice, as a drink. Good vitamins for you. It does take some sugar for sweetness! I add that when drinking.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

2866 Posts

Lisa
Georgetown OH
2866 Posts

Posted - Jun 17 2023 :  4:34:19 PM  Show Profile
Michele, I am intriguec with the steam cooker. I just have such limited kitchen space anymore!
And I got the Carey electric canner, so no I have one more thing.
We had to make room in the freezer for the quarter beef we got, so I cleared out old soup bones and chicken carcasses and made several batches of broth in the instant pot and canned them 5 pints at a time in the Carey canner.
So much easier that hauling out the heavy All American, but that monster definitely still serves its purpose.
Sara, you might get the award for most jars sealed!!
April, I am sure your jam is fine. Enjoy!
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1474 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1474 Posts

Posted - Jun 17 2023 :  6:45:53 PM  Show Profile
April, I am so proud of you!! Way to go! That’s so cool! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4142 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4142 Posts

Posted - Jun 18 2023 :  03:02:57 AM  Show Profile
Lisa glad you like your electric canner. I agree the stove top canners sure have their place, but when your in no hurry the electric canner is great. No babysitting it. My All American is very old, but works great.
I should of called the steam cooker, a steam juicer.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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Killarney
True Blue Farmgirl

4959 Posts

Connie
Arlington TN
USA
4959 Posts

Posted - Jun 19 2023 :  8:52:21 PM  Show Profile
So far just pickles. I will be doing some Strawberry jam soon. We just opened the last jar and my granddaughter, Lily June loves it on Biscuits. I am also going to try and can some tomatoes this year. My grandmother canned them every year when I was growing up.

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4142 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4142 Posts

Posted - Jun 20 2023 :  04:30:43 AM  Show Profile
Connie hope you have great success in your canning adventure.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6839 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6839 Posts

Posted - Jun 20 2023 :  06:09:30 AM  Show Profile
Connie your pickles are beautiful. Nothing prettier than pickles in a mason jar.

Yesterday I canned navy beans. 7 pints - one didn't seal.

Lisa, I used the Lehman lids that you told us about quite a while ago. I've had them for several weeks but just got around to them yesterday. You are right their ping is more like a loud pop.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4142 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4142 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2023 :  02:53:43 AM  Show Profile
Summer canning season is beginning. I canned 4 pints of pickles yesterday. They are just starting and my husband likes the baby ones. I froze string beans too, as did not have enough to start up the pressure canner. All sealed. lol always a good thing.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

248 Posts

Tara
Sands of Time SC
USA
248 Posts

Posted - Jul 26 2023 :  06:17:43 AM  Show Profile
I grew Tenderettes.

Today's good mood brought to you by a lot of coffee!!!

Farmgirl #8548
FGOTM April 2023
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4142 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4142 Posts

Posted - Jul 27 2023 :  04:51:07 AM  Show Profile
Nice job Tara. I canned up 7 pints of green beans yesterday too. All sealed.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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lovecatsandsunshine
True Blue Farmgirl

248 Posts

Tara
Sands of Time SC
USA
248 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2023 :  10:14:23 AM  Show Profile
Michele,
Good food!

Today's good mood brought to you by a lot of coffee!!!

Farmgirl #8548
FGOTM April 2023
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4142 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4142 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2023 :  03:17:45 AM  Show Profile
The other day I canned up 3 pints of banana peppers. We will use in fajitas, or with beef sandwiches or what ever. Nice to have on the canning shelf.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

2866 Posts

Lisa
Georgetown OH
2866 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2023 :  07:25:04 AM  Show Profile
Michele, do you add vinegar to the peppers?
Also, those of you with electric canners; so far I have only done broth, which only takes 20 minutes. I'm assuming there is enough water to do items that take longer, like beans? I ask because the electric canner vents through the whole process.
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4142 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4142 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2023 :  03:48:57 AM  Show Profile
Lisa, I used the recipe in the ball canning book, for green peppers. It had a bit of salt, and a T of vinegar in each jar. I did not pickle them.
I have had no problem with the electric canner running out of water. If you use the warming feature, as your taking the jars out make sure the water is up to the mark. I have had to dump some of the jar water into the canner as it was a touch low after warming. I have pressure canned for the 90 minutes and no issues.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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nubidane
True Blue Farmgirl

2866 Posts

Lisa
Georgetown OH
2866 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2023 :  08:10:58 AM  Show Profile
Thanks Michele!!!
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Nancy Joplin
True Blue Farmgirl

184 Posts

Nancy
Ontario California
USA
184 Posts

Posted - Aug 08 2023 :  5:16:34 PM  Show Profile
Hi, Girls!

I have frozen four trees worth of fruit this summer! We have an apple tree, peach, apricot, plum, and lemon in our backyard. I will be making jam from some of the peach, apricot, and plum for Christmas gifts! Next year, I want to can some of the harvest, but this year we were in an awful hurry so freezing was the best way to go.
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VT Oma
True Blue Farmgirl

331 Posts

Sheila
Greensboro Vermont
USA
331 Posts

Posted - Aug 09 2023 :  03:04:18 AM  Show Profile
Good morning everyone. Time does just fly by, I had 2 hours before work yesterday so I went up the road and went blueberry picking after I got home I froze them and had a quick lunch before I had to go to work. I want to get some more but may not be able because I am going to visit my sister and have a few other things to do first like can the peaches that are on my kitchen counter! I love eating them in the middle of winter when the snow is covering the ground.

VT Oma
Sheila
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4142 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4142 Posts

Posted - Aug 09 2023 :  03:37:56 AM  Show Profile
Nancy that is a fine assortment of fruit trees to be able to have. Enjoy and I sure understand freezing is quicker when your short on time.
Sheila, a great way to spend time before work. You will enjoy them later.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4142 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4142 Posts

Posted - Aug 10 2023 :  03:30:13 AM  Show Profile
A batch of pickled sweet peppers canned yesterday. We will enjoy all the goodness this winter.

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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Nancy Joplin
True Blue Farmgirl

184 Posts

Nancy
Ontario California
USA
184 Posts

Posted - Aug 10 2023 :  08:46:24 AM  Show Profile
Michelle, those peppers sound good!

Nancy 8352
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6839 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6839 Posts

Posted - Oct 03 2023 :  1:34:30 PM  Show Profile
I haven't fired up my electric canner since late spring or early summer but I'm getting ready to be ready when it's a lot cooler and the humidity drops. Each week when I order groceries, I order a gal of water I only use non-chorine water in my canning. Last week I also ordered a lb of dried crowder peas to put up. I need to replenish the beans and peas I had over the summer. Canned beans and peas are a must in my pantry.

I've read all the posts and y'all have all done good and the pictures of mason jars full of goodness are just beautiful. I'm always in awe of how much work goes into filling those jars. I'm not quite ready to can yet so I will do the next best thing make a cup of tea, settle down in my rocker and look through my canning books.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4142 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4142 Posts

Posted - Oct 04 2023 :  02:43:48 AM  Show Profile
Hi Sara, hope it cools down soon for you. Did you find anything new to can, looking through your books? I hope to do beef stock and some meats this fall now. Get the outside work done first. Canned the usual garden produce, and fruits. Did some apples just in a light syrup this year, to see how we like them. Another way to preserve apples. Bread and maybe an apple pie is on the to do list for today. Happy Canning.

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Michele


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