Friday, November 20, 2009

I better get the pressure canner out!

A wonderful day! I have been busy shipping soap packages and all of our friends got together with us and the guys had a huge hunt fest and then we all enjoyed dinner around the big farm table here at Maple Valley Farm! Now, I have a lot of pressure canning to do. We also were getting ready to can 2 pigs this week but we will keep them alive a little longer and now the deer come first! If any one has some extra quart jars, I could use some and you could get some wonderful stew in trade, all cooked and ready to go, just open up the jar!


Snowbound Farms said...

I love it! Looks like that was one heck of a hunt. My husband just bagged his first deer ever 3 days ago. A 4 point 121 lbs young buck. We're going to be processing it ourselves this weekend. Good times. Good luck and God Bless.

Fine Linen said...

Wonderful provision from the Lord! We love deer meat. It's about that time here, so I better get ready as well. The first time I ever pressured canned anything, we had five deer that year. What a way to break a gal!!
Blessings to you all, Fine Linen

Mo said...

Looks like fine eating ahead, back straps and tenderloins... Good eats! Stew, jerky, sausage... I'm getting hungry just thinking about it. Time to check to see whats left in the freezer.

Thanks for sharing the bounty with us.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! A lot of hard work canning but so worth it when there are no worries of your family is fed!

Jenni said...


Didn't you have another tree to hang a couple of those deer on. It looks a little crowded on that branch. Good for you. Still haven't got any jars. We haven't got a deer in this neck of the woods yet. Hopefully this weekend.

Let me know if you are having a Nourishing Ways meeting next month. Sorry I missed the last one things were a little busy here and couldn't make it.


A Country Homemaker said...

Very nice! My sweetie got a deer a week ago and it is in our freezer. He is actually out bow hunting this morning in our timber with a buddy. (we have a 20 acre timber here) It is Bow season here now, Shotgun starts the first weekend n December. He will hunt then too. Congrats and the bountiful blessings!

Sister Carrie

Alice said...

Wow!That's a lot of meat hanging!

I've got jars and none of them are filled due to a garden loss this year. But--I have a major busy day/week ahead of me. Today (Sat) I am moving stones to someone who needs them from my backyard (from our water problem) to his house (3 houses away). Stones are heavy and will be moved manually. That will take me a good part of the day. Jesse has youth group 5:30 - 7:30. What's the timeframe for getting the meat into jars? I wish I could help you somehow but I just can't get away, boohoo.


TheMartianChick said...

What a blessing! That should keep your family in meat for quite a while. I didn't can a single thing this year, either because of the garden not doing so well. I will be on the hunt for more canning jars in time for next year though.

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