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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Canning Inspiration

Canning is on my mind - Maybe its because our root cellar is ALMOST done; or maybe its because Ben just placed the order for that super duper amazing pressure canner I have had my eye on for a year; maybe it is because I have about 60 cases of empty jars waiting to be filled; or maybe it is because I just got an email from a local co-op that said it's time to order Georgia Peaches. Whatever it is - I am more excited than ever to start canning this year. Canning will be a key part to putting food up without electricity for our family...so it has become something I want to master. :-) Here is an EXTENSIVE list of amazing blogs that will inspire and challenge you to stock your pantry with homemade goodies. If anyone knows of great canning posts or links - I would love for you to share them in the comment section.

Canning Food Blogs:

American Home Canning

Canning Basics

Simply Canning

Putting By

Food In Jars

Canning Across America

Tigress in a Jam & Tigress in a Pickle

Canning Jars Etc.

Consider the Pantry

Saving The Season

Doris and Jilly

I don't know about you - but food in jars, lined on shelves is beautiful to me. It is colorful and it represents resourcefulness, preparation, wisdom and domestic ingenuity. It is love in a jar! I hope to post more about canning this year...it will pale in comparison to these blogs, but I'll post some love in a jar Shalom Farm style anyway. :-)

And if that wasn't enough- here is a folk song to send you over the edge! :-)

Peaches on the shelf, potatoes in the bin
Supper's ready, everybody come on in

Taste a little of the summer,
Taste a little of the summer,
You can taste a little of the summer
my grandma's put it all in jars.

Well, there's a root cellar, fruit cellar down below
Watch you head now, and down you go

Maybe you're weary an' you don't give a damn
I bet you never tasted her blackberry jam.

Ah, she's got magic in her - you know what I mean
She puts the sun and rain in with her green beans.

What with the snow and the economy and ev'ry'thing,
I think I'll just stay down here and eat until spring.

When I go to see my grandma I gain a lot of weight
With her dear hands she gives me plate after plate.
She cans the pickles, sweet & dill
She cans the songs of the whippoorwill
And the morning dew and the evening moon
'N' I really got to go see her pretty soon
'Cause these canned goods I buy at the store
Ain't got the summer in them anymore.

You bet, grandma, as sure as you're born
I'll take some more potatoes and a thunderstorm.

Let those December winds bellow and blow,
I'm as warm as a July tomato.

This Post was shared at the Preparedness Challenge


Moira said...

Great post, Pamela, Thanks!!!!
That picture looked just like my grandmas celler~wow~great memories!!!
My husband had to go get me more canning jars last night, I have many things raw in the fridge, but I always do both raw and traditional canning. Today, I will be pickling some hot peppers, yesterday it was cuke pickles.I hope to be doing some tomato sauces and salsas soon.

Andi said...

I love canning foods! Thank you for the great links Pamela! Much Love!

Andrea said...

Love the song! puts my in the mood to harvest and can, looking foward to all the colorful jars lined up on my shelves.


Heather Benson said...

Pamela, I absolutely love this post! Do you know the very day after I found your note on my blog, I searched for canning shelf images and landed right smack back on your site! The song is perfect. Love it! So glad I'm not the only one who gets giddy over canning!