This August and September my mom has been teaching me how to can. My mom taught herself how to do this, just like she taught herself to cook, bake, sew and do other domestic things that I never would have taken the time to learn to do if it weren't for her showing me as I grew up.
Mom and I spent several Saturdays snapping peas, boiling fruit, heating water and sanitizing jars. It was a lot of work and I was tired at the end of the day, but it's so great having food that I made. It's pure and clean and natural and super yummy. I will be doing this again, though next year I think I'm going to recruit some more help. Grandma Joan, wanna help? :)