Friday, January 23, 2009

Ball Jars


Does anyone can anymore? Seriously. . . .

10 comments:

Halcyon said...

I have never canned, but people down here still do. And one of the guys I work with sells his honey from ball jars. It's delicious!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Brings back lots of memories of a time when I helped my mom and she filled bushel baskets of canning jars with the fruits of our labors. Everything possible was canned, including meat. I wonder how many people still use the jars? Our neighborhood store used to sell them at picking time but I have not seen them for several years.

brattcat said...

My daughter has been canning her food for two years now. It's a beautiful shot.

Lady Di Tn said...

Love those old jars. Canning our summer labors was a way to make it through the winter in Smith County. I still love to make canned items and give lots of it away. Jams and jellies and Pickle. My Mother had two very good Squash Pickle recipes and when I do get a burst of energy and make them, people just love them. Thanks for the memories that came flooding in with this photo. Peace

Light and Voices said...

I used to can. The hardest recipe was pickled watermelon. I spent 3 days on that project and came out with only 3 jars. I gave one jar of pickled watermelon to my mother-in-law, one to my husband's best friend and we kept one. If folks were canning to save money, I don't think one really did. It was just fun doing it even if it was hard work during the hot summer months! I gave my canning jars to a younger person so she could start that tradition in her home.
Joyce

Jilly said...

You see something similar for sale in France so presumably people can. I use them for spices - or rather I did...

Virginia said...

well I never did but I LOVE Ball jars. I love to use them for soups etc. Beautiful.
V

Lady Di Tn said...

Hey Chris
I was given an award and I am passing it on to you. Peace

Chris said...

Thanks, Di!

Faith said...

I just found your blog, and I've already fell in love! And, by the way, my grandmother still makes homemade peach and plum jam every summer. :)