I began canning back when the boys were little and I was a stay at home Mom. It was fun to me and also helped put food on the table and built up our food storage and gave me great satisfaction in doing so!
My mother first taught me along with a Grandmother and friends!
Back then I did all open kettle and water bath methods, No big canner then! primitive huh ! Oh well none of us died and all was good!!
The first things i canned out of my own garden was Green Beans! and lots of them; Then came the Tomatoes with my mothers help! What job with babies! I also canned corn then; but not again I love it frozen best! and besides it was a mess back then! But i must admit it sure did taste good.
My canning skills have improved and so have my tools! I admit I took a break for a few years and had some rust to remove! But all came out well with help of friends and family I’m back on track and always learning new things to do and hope to share them with you !
Here is a must tool !