Friday, September 30, 2011

Canning Inventory

On the first weekend in September, Heather and I drove to the Okanagan Valley in BC to pick up fruit and bring it home to preserve.  It's been a busy, busy month but I have so much goodness stored up from that trip - and our garden - for a long, cold winter.

For the first time ever, I had to expand to 3 shelves on the right hand side to get everything in!  I still want to make one more batch of salsa, some sauerkraut and there are lots of green tomatoes that need to ripen.

Inventory List of Jars 

6 nectarines
7 plums
21 apricots
52 peaches
21 pears
34 tomatoes
13 tomato salsa
10 apricot salsa
3 tomato sauce
12 zucchini relish
5 raspberry jam
10 apricot syrup
9 beet relish
7 applesauce
10 dill pickles
9 dill slices/spears

I have plans to share some of this bounty with other families too.   What a gracious God that has provided all this food!

P.S.  There are several bags of berries, containers of applesauce and bags of kernel corn in the freezer too :)


  1. That does it. I need to be there when you do all the canning so I can learn how. Wonderful!!!!! How fantastic that will be in the depths of winter!

  2. You are amazing, Crystal!!!! And yes our God is an awesome God and provides for His own.

  3. That really does look amazing! I need to learn how to can too--maybe that will be on next years list!

  4. Wow, that's awesome. Everything sounds delicious. Tyler was blown away by how many jars of peaches you've done. But it does only take one day to eat them all. ;)
    Looking forward to tasting a few bites of that goodness in just a few weeks, especially some of those apricot goodies.

  5. Wow, that looks delicious! I would love to learn to can one day, you're very lucky :)

  6. That certainly is a beautiful sight.

  7. yum! yum! these looks so good. you've done so many! i need to add up my numbers and see where i'm at. i wasn't nearly as creative with the different recipes as you were.