On Friday I conducted my first foray into canning. I canned a dozen pints of apples and applesauce. I had so much fun doing it—carefully following the instructions given to me by Katharine Trauger. She is an excellent guide! If you want to know how to do it, I cannot improve on her instructions that were in her blog. Here is that link. You can do it too! http://katharinetrauger.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/pear-butter/
If I lived PA I would have gone over to my friend Pattie’s. If I lived in Katharine’s town I would have gone there. When I am learning a new skill my favorite way to do it is to have someone show me through it. But I don’t think I know any canners in my town. So I got brave! I did it! Saturday, when I got up, my jars had sealed. My pretty little jars are now on my shelf in my pantry. I have to say—thanks to all the prayers—I nailed it! 🙂
I am including some photos of my project here;
The picture below is the rings that go on the canning jars.