My daughter Lizzy's husband loves to can stuff. These are his green beans he canned last weekend. I took this picture on Monday, when we took a cross that Ted had made for Liz to hang on her living room wall. I saw Matt had all the green beans canned and sitting on the family room coffee table. I think he was going to write the dates on them.
He also had a bunch of cucumbers , he is going to make into pickles. He had just picked them from his garden. He grows lots of things himself. I know that Liz and Emma help him too. But Matt is the one that loves canning.
Here's Emma and her mommy, Lizzy. They are getting ready to go to school for orientation for Emma. She had her orientation on Monday evening and then her first day of school is today. Our Emma is growing up. She and her cousins , Savannah and Skylar are the last of the grandkids still in school. The years flew by....faster each year. Hug your little ones today , all too soon they will be grown.
We bought the stain for the deck floor, but it had rained on the deck, and now it must dry out again. We got a nice rain and even after the past two month of soooo much rain, we needed this one.
Hope all of you are heading into a weekend filled with summer fun. XO
My stepdaughter cans a lot..They are pretty much self sufficient veggie wise all year round..Glad you got some rain..We need it..The grass is starting to get crunchy..Enjoy your weekend..Summer is winding down..ReplyDelete
Missy, I hate crunchy grass too. I hope you get enough rain to soak the lawns..no flooding. I love reading where young people still have gardens and can. Matt likes to hunt and fish also. I am on the fence of the hunting. He says he would love to live off the land. Enjoy your day. xoxo,SusieDelete
Love those green beans. Always curious why folks fill the jars with water when they can green beans. I've canned hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of quarts of green beans and we don't put any water in the jars :0! Blessings my friend!!ReplyDelete
Honey, could you do a post on how to can without water...I am curious. I guess people use water, cause that's how they are in a can from the store. LOL. I am glad my SIL does the canning...I do not think my daughter is a good pioneer..she is too much like me. LOL. I hope you took pictures of your work...others need to know it is work too. Blessings for a great weekend, xoxo,SusieDelete
Canning is hard work. Your SIL did a great job. Bet those pickles will be good too.ReplyDelete
Kathy, He makes all kinds of pickles. Some hot ones with peppers in the jar. Some bread and butter ones. Some smelly dill ones. LOL. I am glad he likes to do the work...my daughter would not want to do it. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
The canning looks awesome...he is doing a great job! Fun family photos!ReplyDelete
Thank you Linda. I have eaten some of those beans...they taste fresher than the can ones at the stores. I am glad my SIL likes to do the canning. Bless you, xoxo,SusieDelete
I loved seeing Lizzy and Emma ready for the school year to begin Susie! They are darling!ReplyDelete
Oh how I don't miss canning, and yet, I miss the satisfaction that came with it. That seems like a lifetime ago. Lizzy is so lucky that her husband loves to do it :)
June, You know when we worked hard...we did seem to appreciate the rewards. I have never canned a thing in my life...I would not be a good pioneer. LOL. I pray all the kids , everywhere have a good year in school. Blessings to all of you and our sweet Landon , xoxo,SusieDelete
That is neat that Lizzy's hubby likes to do the canning. He sure knows how to "bring home the bacon" keeping his family fed well.ReplyDelete
Louise, My SIL likes to grow the veggies too. He has two little garden patches. They have chickens too...so plenty of fresh eggs. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
Wow, back to school already! Yum, some homemade pickles sound good...unless Aunt Bea is making them! ha!ReplyDelete
Ann, I remember that episode of Aunt Bea making her pickles. LOL. Matt makes dills, bread and butter, and also some hot ones with peppers in the jars. My husband loves them. LOL. You know we would be mad if we had to go back to school so early in our day,and summer not totally over. xoxo,SusieDelete
I have always loved green beans. Your sil has been busy! Wonderful pic of Liz and Emma; I hope Emma's first day of school goes well. Rainy and cooler here today. Take care and enjoy the weekend.ReplyDelete
Thank you Mildred. I love seeing Liz and Emma together. I told Emma to always be nice to others...even if they are not. I used to love to see all the beautiful jars of food my aunt would can. peaches seemed to be my favorite thing. Hope you have some pleasant weather this weekend. Today was this side of perfect. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
I love hearing about men who like to can and pickle! And I hope your granddaughter has a wonderful school year. I just wish they had the whole summer off the way I did when I was young!ReplyDelete
Dewena, I can tell you I would still be kicking and screaming if I had to go back to school before Labor Day...that was when we went back.Delete
I love that my SIL likes canning. Blessings, xoxo,Susie
I have never canned vegetables, but I love making jelly and jam. I love the way they look in the jars.ReplyDelete
Emma and her mom are so cute.
Wanda, I have never made jellies or jams, or ever canned anything. I am not a good pioneer type. LOL. I too agree that seeing canned things in their jars is a beautiful sight. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
Canning is so rewarding...but lots of work.ReplyDelete
Well done Lizzy's husband !
What a lovely picture of Lizzy and Emma, such pretty ladies :)
Hi Jo, Canning is more work than I ever want to even try now ...at this age. I am happy my SIL likes to do it. The jars looks wonderful. I love my Lizzy and her daughter Emma...love seeing them together too. xoxo,SusieDelete
Wow! Your SIL is amazing! Those green beans look wonderful! And I'm sure those cukes will be great pickles!ReplyDelete
Gert, I was shock when Matt first started canning.LOL...but my daughter says she is glad he likes to cause she doesn't care to do it. She and Emma help pick the veggies and wash them, and clean up. I have never canned a thing in my life. LOL. Blessings, xoxo,SusieDelete
Little Emma is getting so big, still so cute.ReplyDelete
I think that's wonderful that your SIL loves to can. It's is good to know where your food is coming from.
Hi, I have missed visiting your blog. Yes, our Emma is growing up...some times I think faster than need be...so I told her, I could see she was bustin to grow up and she needed to slow down..it would happen fast enough. I truly want to cry . I told my girls, I knew they had to grow up, but it means they go away too. I think my SIL could live off the land , like he says. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
I wish my husband liked to can food!ReplyDelete
Cindy, I know what you mean. I tell Teddy there's nothing sexier than a man doing dishes...some times that works. LOL. Bless you, xoxo,SusieDelete
The weather has been perfect this week. I remember my mother making grape jell from grape vines in the back yard. And the tomato sauce from the fresh tomatoes. Out of this world! There's nothing like eating freshly grown items even when they've been preserved.ReplyDelete
Boston Boy, I wish I had a photo of all the wonderful thing my aunt had canned from her garden and the fruit trees. MY mom never made anything like that and neither have I. So I have no clue how to even try. Don't you wish you could have a jar of your mother's jelly now. Bless your heart, xoxo,SusieDelete
The canned goods look very good, Susie. I haven't had canned goodies in such a long time. Liz looks like you I think, and this is a great picture of her and Emma. I can't believe that school is starting already. Another year.......I bet Jess isn't ready to teach quite yet.ReplyDelete