Friday, April 15, 2011

Carrots and Communities

This weekend I'll be canning carrots, seeing as how the grocery store had organic bags of them on sale for 60 cents. Yeah. Organic carrots for 60 cents a bag. Carrot canning queen, that's my new title.

I wanted to thank you all for the warm response to the new Messy, Thrilling Life Community. Thank you! I adore how personal it can be... so much more so than a blog. Already we have some great threads running on such topics as How To Do Country Anywhere, Gardening, and Easy, Natural Homemade Solutions. (Find my recipe for How To Make Strawberry Tea and my new go-to homemade laundry detergent there!) I eagerly await your input and look forward to the encouragement and resource this community will become!

Speaking of carrots and communities, maybe I should start a canning thread. Hmmm. This weekend I think I'll start a canning thread. Any fellow canners out there?

Happy weekend! -Brin

11 comments:

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Wow, what a deal! You have inspired me to start my own comminutity, I can't get enough!

Jacky said...

I aspire to be a canner, does that count?

Christine said...

I'd love to see a canning thread, especially if it had those "quick" canning recipes. Has canning for long-term storage gotten any easier? I tried it about 30 years ago and was overwhelmed.

Brin said...

Sue- I'm proud for ya! I can't wait to see what you'll do... :)

Jacky- Absolutely, you count. In a big way! :) We all start somewhere, and canning can be intimidating until you get the hang of it. 'Though I'm no expert, I welcome your questions/tips as you learn!

Christine- Quick canning recipes are amazing. You're talking about things like freezer jam and quick jellies and things, right? Or something else? And yes, canning can get overwhelming if you let it. But we won't. :) Or we'll try not to...

Happy weekend, y'all!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Yes, I can and am passing on the fun of it to my daughters. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for us.

Paula said...

Yes I am also a canner and have been for 25 years. I try to can everything I can. There is nothing like your own homemade vegetables, jams, jellies, pickles, etc. There is a true satisfaction in looking at all those filled jars, so pretty, and knowing you did it yourself. Enjoy those carrots!!!/Paula

Mary Ann said...

We are canning, as of last year, and I am eager to learn more about it! I would love reading about other's adventures in canning!

Scarletomy said...

Hi Brin, My name is Felicia and I am a member of our Blog Guide club. Just stopped to introduce myself and say "hi". To stay on topic with the post, I purchased all sorts of canning supplies last year and a book to learn. All of it is still in the same place waiting for me! I have approx a TON of strawberries comming this year from my garden so hopefully we can share on this topic. I love your blog pics btw! Very artistic! Have a Happy Day!

melissa said...

Hi from the blogging group!

Homemade laundry detergent seems to be the thing. I am slowly making the move to the "greener Lifestyle." mainly because of my little one. The "green" products are so expensive, I am going to try to make my own! Looking forward to following!

rachel said...

Oh yes please start a canning thread! I have never canned anything and this summer I'm determined to try!
I think it's less of a thing over here (UK) - it's certainly much harder to buy canning jars etc.
My Mum can make jams and jellies though so she's going to help me - between her and the all-wisdomous-internet I'm hoping we'll have moderate success ;)

Karen in Michigan said...

I love Canning! Mom taught us when we were little and I continued and teach my kids. Best thing I canned were deer carrots. Bags and bags of bait carrots that were like baby carrots. Very easy to pack and process!