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When all my fruit trees finally produce an abundance of fruit, I will have a way to save and store harvests.  With my many Ball-mason jars and even my old vacola bottles, will have some use.  

This AMERICAN cooker is 30 quart or 28.5 litre pressure canner will more than suffice.  I also purchased a Secure Grip lid lifter: Premium Bottle tongs. 


My intention is to preserve mainly excess fruit.  We have a heavy duty gas cooker that we can use outside if we have abundance. 

The first book I purchased along with the cooker and as I was looking for alternatives to cane sugar I will give this a try. 

The next book I had purchased recently with the intention to preserve general foods. It is a Ball-mason book containing fruit, vegetables, meat, jams, relishes etc. recipes and methods.

I also have a homesteaders book on butchering all forms of meat and poultry etc from farms.  As hubbie was a butcher once, he may come in handy.  This is a practical book and not to everyone's taste.

I bought this canner with a little inheritance and hope to pass it down through the family along with all the fruit trees. 

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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on June 19, 2020 at 21:36

I have several preserving books too.  You and I are gunna have spend some time together.  I should also get Ian to check on my technique with the quail. 

Comment by Barbara Tealby on June 19, 2020 at 11:56

You're well and truly set up now, Christa. And once those fruit trees get going, you'll  be a very very busy lady. Looking forward to seeing all those colourful jars lined up on your shelves!

Comment by Dianne Caswell on June 19, 2020 at 11:17

My Goodness Christa, You are going to have such fun with this, I have a few recipe books that have recipes for Pressure Canning as well as other methods here so if you ever want to borrow. Can't wait to taste when you prepare first..

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