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MikeToddMikeTodd IndianaPosts: 970 ✭✭✭✭✭
I was going to title this "The Pickle Factory".
Enjoying the first fruits of our labor! The pickle factory is open! Today we are canning Garlic Dill Pickle spears and Bread N Butter pickles!

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  • jarublajarubla Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Looks good!
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  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,599 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mmmmm!!  Loves me summa dem bread 'n butter pickles....  :p
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 8,562 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Looks like fun, Mike.


    I remember helping my mom can produce from the garden when we were growing up.  Lots of work, but what stands out in my mind is big pots full of boiling water on a hot/humid summer day in the days before A/C.
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  • MikeToddMikeTodd IndianaPosts: 970 ✭✭✭✭✭
    peter4jc said:
    Looks like fun, Mike.


    I remember helping my mom can produce from the garden when we were growing up.  Lots of work, but what stands out in my mind is big pots full of boiling water on a hot/humid summer day in the days before A/C.
    Yeah, we didn't want to kill the AC so we just had the fan going. Now it is time to cool down.
  • MikeToddMikeTodd IndianaPosts: 970 ✭✭✭✭✭
    13 quarts and 16 pints. Just the tip of the iceberg!! 

  • WaterNerdWaterNerd Southern CaliforniaPosts: 2,579 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wow you had a great crop this year!  Those are going to make great gifts for family and friends. Last year I made 12 quarts and gave most away as gifts to friends.  :)
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    — Henry Ford
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,599 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yep. It was a summertime ritual/necessity at our house. We lived at the corner of Poverty and Drudgery.....   B)
  • CigarPunkCigarPunk Stuck In OhioPosts: 826 ✭✭✭✭
    I did so.much canning as a kid I told myself I would never can as an adult. However I do miss the pickles and beans and peaches so much might just break down and start some.
  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That looks like a ton of work, but it also looks incredibly rewarding to have such delicious and fresh canned veggies wow!

    Brett
    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
  • Devildog1Devildog1 St. Louis MOPosts: 935 ✭✭✭✭✭
    MikeTodd said:
    peter4jc said:
    Looks like fun, Mike.


    I remember helping my mom can produce from the garden when we were growing up.  Lots of work, but what stands out in my mind is big pots full of boiling water on a hot/humid summer day in the days before A/C.
    Yeah, we didn't want to kill the AC so we just had the fan going. Now it is time to cool down.
    I usually break on the turkey fryer base and put the canning pot on it outside. 
  • dirtdudedirtdude Green ValleyPosts: 5,100 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I love a crunchy pickled bean in my bloody mary
    A little dirt never hurt
  • MikeToddMikeTodd IndianaPosts: 970 ✭✭✭✭✭
    First of the year! Pickled Bantam Eggs!

  • clearlysuspectclearlysuspect Jacksonville, FloridaPosts: 2,124 ✭✭✭✭
    Grandma who recently passed away always made the very best pickles.  I've seen people literally fight over them.  While family members mourned and several people made pleas for little possessions of hers that they'd like to keep, be it photos or the family crest, I quietly snuck into the cellar...
  • Diver43Diver43 South FloridaPosts: 1,672 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Grandma who recently passed away always made the very best pickles.  I've seen people literally fight over them.  While family members mourned and several people made pleas for little possessions of hers that they'd like to keep, be it photos or the family crest, I quietly snuck into the cellar...


    If I had not been stationed over seas at the time of his passing, I would have done the same to get Grandpa's wine from the basement.

    By the time I got there, it was all gone, but nobody seemed to know where it went??

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  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 6,562 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I've got a wall mounted Slim Jim dispenser in the garage. Every garage should have one. These stix are like two years past the eat by date. Still eat good. That count?
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