I meet a friend here in Idaho who is the master canner. She loves to do it, she is good at doing it, and I trust what she does. So I decided now is the time to learn.
I know there are a lot of people who would teach me if I asked, including my mother. But Stephanie loves to do it and I thought I should give it a whirl with someone who thinks it's fun and worthwhile. So today I took her up on her offer to teach me and we started with pickles.
I felt domestic just buying 36 canning jars even though I didn't know a thing.
Here we are 5 hours later and I got myself 32 pounds of cucumbers turned into 33 quarts of canned dill pickles. Viola, call me Martha.