Just a short post to give the results of the canning marathon that has been going on here.
Applesauce - 12 pints
Mixed vegetables - 20 pints
Green beans - 23 pints
Fruit juice - 45 pints
I lost one pint of mixed vegetables when the bottom broke out of the jar in the canner. I don't know why that happens. It just does. Thankfully, jars rarely break.
Until I am able to be out and about myself, I will shop the store sales every two weeks for grocery delivery. What I add to my food storage will depend on what is on sale. I have found that the people who take my grocery order over the phone have a computerized grocery list to go by. That list doesn't always include what I might buy, like the 5 lb. boxes of bacon ends and pieces or some of the foods that come in #10 cans that I re-can in smaller jars. Those things will wait until I can go get them myself. I still have the handy dandy little old lady shopping cart and I haven't forgotten how to use it! (grin)
On a personal note, I am celebrating the fact that I no longer need bandages on my right leg. I have graduated to a compression sock only, to help control fluid build-up in my lower leg. The left leg is more problematic, but nevertheless is healing. The home care nurses tell me that hopefully, within a month, that leg will no longer need the protective bandages. And when that happens, look out world, for here I come!
White Bear, Saskatchewan - Dale Redekopp
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