I have been SO BUSY canning! I was thrilled to put the canner and both pressure cookers away on Saturday (until squash is ready). As tired as I was from working so hard to build the pantry back up and wishing I could just quit, I never turned down produce (even though I sorely wanted too!). It is a blessing when someone shares their produce with you. I have now started dehydrating foods as well. If you are interested in the how to's and the best type of dehydrator to buy, a great website that has recipes, videos, blog, helpful tips is www.dehydrate2store.com Tammy is really good about answering your email questions. I highly recommend her website. If done properly, your dehydrated foods can last over 30 years!
I never turned down produce (even though I sorely wanted too!). It is a blessing when someone shares their produce with you.
Amen Sister Pam! My brother-in-law has a huge concord grape plant. I can't call it a vine because it is much, much larger than that. It is literally over weighed with clusters of grapes. The other day a large (about 25 ft.) section of it pulled away from its moorings because of the weight of the fruit and it came crashing down to the ground. So he went out to start harvesting the grapes. In a little section about 18" wide he got over 100 pounds of grapes.
Concord grapes are my very favorite. I was over there Saturday night for dinner and he gave me a large bag of them. I have no idea what to do with all those grapes but I will not refuse them. I believe I will share some with friends. If I knew how to can or had attempted it previously I would make some grape jelly.
It h as been my experience that if someone offers something and I refuse it they will not offer again in the future. There is always someone who will gladly take what I cannot consume myself.
In Christ, George
(Galatians 5:1) Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.