Thursday, June 21, 2007

Monday, June 21, 1926

Monday, June 21, 1926

Washed and prepared to put up the cherries. The boys began picking them but our trees are so big they can not get so many that hang in the top and out far on the big limbs. Our ladder isn’t the right kind.

(Aunt Marjorie wrote, "Why don't I see cherry trees in Indianapolis yards these days? Is it because mothers are working in offices and companies and don't have time to seed cherries? What a loss!"

My other grandmother also did a lot of canning, in quantities we can't even imagine today. But if she didn't can, they didn't have anything to eat in the winter! They usually canned 2,500 quarts of fruits and vegetables every year. I don't think Grandma Ruth canned quite that much at all. I guess that was the difference of living in the city versus the country).

2 comments:

  1. sister with the homestead9:00 AM, June 21, 2007

    I would love to learn to can, but the fear of poisoning my family, the time involved - just makes more sense to run to Meijer!

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  2. I tried to can tomatoes once using a pressure cooker. I opened the lid to soon and ended up with tomatoes on my ceiling. Fun. Canning is a lot of hard work tho I usd to make jelly. I tried pickles a couple of times using my mother-in-law's recipe. Then I figured out they taste just like the ones you buy at the grocery store. With a city garden, it's so much easier to eat the cucumbers raw & in salads and buy the pickles.

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