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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Truck Load of Pretty

Boxes.

Plain brown boxes filling the bed of a F150

Larry called from work the other day and asked (with just a tad of sarcasm) could I use more canning jars?  Well, DUH!!  Thanks for asking but you know the answer to that one!

Seems one of the guys that works for him (& his wife) are clearing out all the canning jars they have.  Calling it quits on canning.  Could I use them? He would bring them in tomorrow.

OK,  I’m thinking if they were willing to pass on jars it meant maybe a dozen….

The next day Mr. Fix-It  comes down the drive way (in the middle of the day) in a truck that wasn’t his just a grinning & waved me over to the back end.  It was LOADED.  I nearly wet my pants.  Seriously, I had to run inside to potty.

On the way back out I grabbed the camera. 

This is what was left in the truck

Jars And Leggings 001

.  He’d already unloaded these

Jars And Leggings 003

and these!

Jars And Leggings 002

Quart, pint, half pint and the tiny quarter pints for gifting. I’ve yet to have a chance to go through them all

Looks like I’ll have plenty of jars for apple sauce next week!

And, passing a few filled jars back as a thank you.

No question we need to build more shelves in the basement

Soon.

Have a wonderful weekend

Katie

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16 comments:

  1. I'd call that a big ol' SCORE!!
    Congrats!

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    1. Sue, Thanks for stopping in! Yup, it's a mega score in my mind too!

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  2. I have 6 dzn out in my shed just waitin for the day!

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    1. Tami, dosn't it feel good knowing they are there ready to be filled? Thanks for popping in 8-D

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  3. You may be a homesteader if getting a gift of canning jars makes you feel all warm and fuzzy. And very happy. And super grateful. And makes you want to jump up and down. (Right after your potty stop.)

    P.S. Am I jealous? Heck, no. Why do you ask? (Can you really see my green eyes all the way from there??)

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    1. Hahaha, Mama Pea, you may have something there! you may be a homesteader if.....Sounds like an upcoming blog post to me LOL!
      I am so VERY grateful~ we have venison that needs to be canned and dehydrated...this will save a lot of $ buying jars

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  4. WOW!! I'd say he really knows the way to your sweet homesteading heart :-) What a fantastic surprise.

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    1. Sue, he's sure a keeper! He always keeps an eye out for items that make the job easier& brings them home. After nearly 30 years I'm not trading him in now :)

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    2. Great Score!!! That was very nice of the guy and his wife at your husbands work to offer the jars. I would make them several jars of your favorite recipe to send in as a thank you. Wooohoooo!!!!!

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  5. You so lucky to get those,get to canning girl!

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    1. I feel VERY blessed! Venison to be canned this week

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  6. Wooooo Hoooooo!!!! Now that's a gift!!!

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    1. Just warms my little pea picken heart!

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  7. Lucky you, keep filling them up, if not this season next one will do.

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    1. I'll use a lot of them as hunting season is in full swing. The rest will be ready for spring

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  8. Oh wow! How wonderful is that?! You are so lucky...have fun with canning. LOL

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