Hey Friends!  Happy mmmMonday!  I hope that you had a good weekend.  We did.  Lots of refreshing and that was what was needed.  My husband might disagree with that…because he was needing to mow and didn’t get to…and it was getting on his one last good nerve.  It’s been so rainy here…you almost have to watch the sky and then run out and mow when you can.  Rain is good though…and that brings us to our point today.  It’s time to do a little canning around the Farmhouse…because we are getting overloaded with veggies from the garden.

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You know…I’m writing this post in the wee hours of the morning, for one because I couldn’t sleep and secondly…because when the day gets started…I’m going to be in the kitchen, working.  So because of that, I don’t have pictures of today’s canning process.  I will have to save those for another post.  You will wait…right?  I knew that you would.  You are kind like that.  😉

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I’m planning on searching the internet for a good, pickled banana pepper recipe.  They are doing really good this year.  So are the cukes and the squash.  Some years I have made lots of pickles and some years I have pickled squash and green tomatoes.  This year…the only thing that I have pickled were beets.  Our summer has been fast and crazy this year.  Mainly, we have given veggies away.  That is okay.  That is even more rewarding than putting it up for yourself.

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Are you crazy about canning?  Canning is work, isn’t it?  It’s something that has been passed down to me and I love it.  It’s so satisfying when you hear those jars sealing.  I love seeing my hard work in those pretty jars.  There is something very humble, yet proud, in a long row of canned veggies.  A good kind of proud.  Maybe it’s more of a thankfulness that rises up inside.  Thankful to God for the harvest and thankful that you are able to put something away for your family to have in the future.  My sweet family, they cheer me on with the canning.  That makes it all worth while.  I hope that our girls pick this up and enjoy the busyness in their own kitchens someday.

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From way out on the dirt road, with hopes of inspiring you a little…

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