Today's canning wasn't for myself though. I decided to be nice and can cherries for my Mom, as well as, for my sister! Yes, nothing for me but for others, I guess this is where the sharing that Shelli talked about at Convention comes into play. We heard from my hubby's great aunt and uncle that they weren't going to pick the cherries in their orchard since they weren't worth picking this year. So that mean't that we could get them for nothing. All we had to do was come pick them. So on Saturday John went and picked on "tote" full, and then this morning I went and picked another one. Then once I got home, time to start cleaning them and putting them in jars, and the fun of canning begins!
Challenging.. well maybe a little! I've never had to can on a grill before, since I have a flat-top stove no more canning in my house unless I buy a new pan.. so forget that the grill works just fine! All in all I've got 50ish jars of cherries done, 20 for my sister and the rest for my mom.
Yes, the picture of the apple juice is critical! LOL.. we have been canning with unsweetned Apple juice for quite a few years now and really really like the taste. Way more so than sugar water, and the apple juice is a lot healthier as well!