How have you used your downtime?

Winter is a bad time for canners who like to create, but it’s a great time of year for consuming the results! Pies made with fillings made from summer fruit in December? Yes, please!

But now we are heading into growing seasons, it’s time to do housekeeping. If you have a pressure canner, contact your county extension service and have your pressure gauge checked for accuracy. Go through your supplies and make sure there are no cracked jars or rims, that you have plenty of lids for same, and that you have sufficient quantites of sugar, vinegar, pectin, and spices for what you want to put up over this season!

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