Let Me Be The First To Share My Success
|I am doing a cucumber trellis this year. Isn't this cool!|
|Cucumbers in the farm garden. Can't they see they are suppose to use the trellis.|
|August is Ball's canning party month. Click to check out the details.|
|Ok. I do like Mrs. Wages.|
The pickles are awesome! Click to view her
website with recipes and more.
That tid-bit of discouraging information could have easily stopped us in our tracks and the canning party could have been called off, but not for this farm girl. I was determined since early morning to get these pickles pickled.
"Well, Mom, there's only one thing we can do. We are going to improvise," a term I was very familiar with both then and now on the farm. She smiled and nodded. She, too, knew all to well what that word meant. Life is full of improvisations, is it not?
|Pickling Spice in vinegar and sugar.|
|Well done Mom.|
|EASY Bread & Butter Pickles.|
Note to self: The smell of the vinegar based solution is strong. So strong that Mom had to cover her nose while she poured it in the jars. Too funny!
And let me be the first to tell you, the small batch worked out in our favor. We made seven pints of pickles. The water bath canner holds exactly seven in its wire rack and best of all, we were done in less than two hours total. We do have to wait twenty-four hours to allow them to season. I can hardly wait to taste them.
|Seeing those pickles on the counter this morning really made my spirit dance!|