Yes! My Canning Jars Sealed!

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;

That is my chunky applesauce in process….check out my steam!!!

The picture below is the rings that go on the canning jars.

About Kate Kresse

I love to write, I love to talk, I love to uplift people when I can. I am a woman in love with life. I am a wife, mom, tutor, writer, and I am a perennial optimist. (OK not every single minute but you get the point! :-)
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7 Responses to Yes! My Canning Jars Sealed!

  1. Very nice!

    When I was a kid, we canned blueberry jam and enjoyed it all winter long. 🙂

  2. I am so proud of you ! 🙂
    Big congratulations! I had my mother-in-law right by my elbow telling me every step when I learned to can–what a gift, eh! But you took off on your own with only the say-so of a stranger. Nice job.
    And thanks for the link. I got lots of lookers from it! 🙂

    • Kate Kresse says:

      i figured i may as well give it a shot…..if the jars didn’t seal we’d feast on fabulous applesauce and try again. Usually i am kind of timid about launching out on something like that. When I learned to knit, my dear friend Pattie was 2 houses away and we would knit together, while she patiently guided me every step of the way. my first thing? Mittens for my then 6 year old…then another pair of mittens for him and then a sweater—all in the course of a couple of months. I may have forgotten how—i haven’t knit in probably at least 10 years!

    • Kate Kresse says:

      Thanks for the positive congrats 😉

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