Saturday, August 29, 2020

When Amish ask you if you have extra canning lids.

 You know things are bad. When the statement is I don't know what we are going to do, do you have any extra?

Canning lids for the Amish is the difference between having food during the year and going hungry.They even can their meat. 

M said she still had green beans and tomatoes to can. She still has meat to can...she can kill the chickens as needed and the pig could be smoked but the cow has to be canned.  Veggies and fruit are regular lids. Meat is wide mouth. I have 12 cases of wide mouth jars and 3 cases of regular jars with their lids and bands. I moved to the side for her. I gave her 10 boxes of regular lids I had. FYI she cans over 3000 jars of meat.It takes 3 qrts of meat a MEAL to feed her family. She does over 11,000 of veggies and over 6,000 of fruit. 

Today I am going down to sort through what I can and see what else I can come up with for her.  Hubby said worse would be we buy a freezer for their usage, that's a 16 ft freezer just for the cow.

Going to be a rough winter for a lot of people