Hootenanny Homestead

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Tag: Canning

Canning Day

An important skill for any homesteader is to be able to preserve the harvest.  I’ve written some about canning in the past, but once again, if you are going to do some canning you’ll want to do it safely.  I would recommend taking a look at the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving .  It has a ton of information on the best way to safely can a large number of different items that you might have grown.
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Wait, What’s This? A Man Can Can Too?

Canning is a wonderful skill that everyone who is going to be a homesteader should know.  Now a lot of times when people talk about canning, it will be a lady who is highly knowledgeable and a chunk of the time they talk about they learned from their mother who learned from her mother so on and so forth back to the invention of canning.  Now I have a lot of respect for that and think it is awesome.  However, I am not female.  And here’s the thing.  It doesn’t matter.  Canning is a homesteading skill, anyone who is homesteading should learn homesteading skills.
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