I was busy in the garden bright and early this morning enjoying the peace, quiet and solitude. I don’t miss living in a city, or even a large town, at all.
That’s not to say there aren’t a few things I would like to have better access to, such as a source for quality health care. We have been living here in farm country for four years and have yet to find a good health care provider.
We don’t miss shopping malls or shopping centers, we also don’t miss the rat race. Interestingly we haven’t even noticed a change in our lifestyle all through these months of lock-down.
We have been focused primarily in getting the new garden created. And now that things are growing and the garden is beginning to be productive we will be moving on to the food preservation period of the growing season.
A bit of advice for those planning to start canning food this season, now is the time to buy your supplies especially mason jars. As the season progresses these supplies will quickly become unavailable due to high demand. Also do shop around for the best prices and buy as many cases of jars as you think you may need or the most you can afford. Mason jars are a one time purchase and if you use the reusable Tattler lids you will only be adding to your supply as needed, not to replace used lids, which can get costly.
When shopping for supplies also look to purchase in bulk, directly from the manufacturer if possible.
Tattler is having a June special of 15% off some of their regular bulk prices and fast free shipping is standard. (I am not affiliated with Tattler and I do not receive any benefit if you choose to shop with them).
Save 15% of the purchase of bulk 50, 100, 200, or 500 reusable lids and rings.
2 thoughts on “Preparing for Preserving Harvest”
Thank you for the heads up on the Tatler lids. I have a few, but have not been brave enough to try them (work so hard for that food, don’t want to mess it up:-/) I might just have to give them a whirl and will certainly look at getting more since regular lids are only becoming more costly.
I also hesitated before using the lids the first. Then, it was like when I first used a pressure canner, then I couldn’t believe why I had put it off for such a long time. There are a few videos on You-Tube that use them, Linda’s Pantry is very good. https://youtu.be/apbLhwSglis
Let me know when you use them. 🙂