My friend Becky from down- the -road has been such a blessing to me. A few times a week she brings fresh milk to my house. She and I are learning how to make cheeses and other milk products. We both love homemaking activities and are having fun with food storage as well.
Recently we decided we needed to start canning some of this abundance of milk we are getting. I got a new pressure canner a couple of weeks ago and was eager to get started, but as I have never used a pressure canner I was a bit intimidated. Becky has used a pressure canner, so she agreed to come down and help me get started. Actually, I basically helped her! In about three hours we canned 32 pints of milk. I think next time it won't take as long as I know a little bit more about how to do it. We had a hard time trying to get the lid on the pressure canner....until Becky decided to read the directions!
Now we are thinking about having t-shirts made with "I Can Can" on the front and "Can You Can?" on the back! Yes, I think we were a little tired after we finished. Our husbands (who work for the same ministry) had just arrived home and we were a little excited about our milking adventures of the day and silliness kicked in. But, really, I now realize it is simple and am eager to start canning some turkey, chicken and beef broth that is taking up valuable space in my freezer. I definitely need more canning jars!
P.S. Some have asked for the details, so here is the link to instructions.