Q and A: canning pear butter, storing brown rice, and wood usage — 5 Comments

  1. gen,

    I’m tickled that your dad is getting on board with canning. I often buy more than one turkey on sale around this time of the year (even though we raise turkeys!) just to be able to can them up. The meat is so useful in so many ways. This year I only got one because we have two turkeys to butcher and have just done a batch of big meat chickens. Now it’s canning time again.

  2. Sheryl,

    Yea for you! Wow, I can’t wait until our little pear trees start to bear. I’m glad your pantry is stocking up so well.

  3. a bit off the subject, but someone gave us a 14 lb turkey today. I talked to my dad, and he CAN’T wait to get it roasted and canned in to pint jars again this year. He said he had two pints left from last year’s turkey, and he is dreaming of the pot pies and turkey and noodles he can make from the jars we will can this year. Jackie, you made a believer out of him!
    LOL, who said turkey was just for Thanksgiving!

  4. Thanks, Jackie. That is a relief. It’s a shame I took it out of my Aunt’s gift box but I didn’t want to poison her…oops. I think I’ll go make some bread and try it. My pears really came through this year and I canned a bunch and then made pear butter and jelly. My pantry is not as awesome as yours but I keep working at stocking it. I just love to see the jars on the shelf!!

  5. Hey we have one wood stove and it is in the basement. To heat the whole
    house. I live in Montana. And depending on late a spring that we have, we
    can also burn about a cord a month. for us it can run from 7-9 cords a year.
    If we don’t have to burn in Sept or Oct that much it really helps. And until
    the saw mill closed down we were able to get and I can’t remember what to
    call it but the bark off the trees. They would just throw those out and we
    would pick them up. Slab wood. I could burn them in the early fall if it got to
    cool and then if we had a late went spring. We are now burning but ends