I got this new can sealer, so I can, can my food storage whenever I want at home. Today I needed to finish my sugar so I decided to take a few pictures to show everyone how I do it. First I get myself organized and gather all the proper items I will need to can. Then I get my #10 can and line it with a plastic bag, then pour 6LBS on sugar inside each can, then measure. I measure everything because I have a computer program that calculates my food storage for me, but I do need to know how much everything weighs. Its actually a really cool program. I have a basic and an advanced version, so if anyone would like a copy of it just let my know and I can email it to you or maybe I can try to put it on my blog site. After I weigh everything, I label my cans (I put my labels upside down for a reason), its so when I finish sealing the can the pressure of the product will help ensure the seal and knowing if its a good seal or not. I know there are other reasons as well but I can't think of them at the time.Well, that pretty much does it. Then I box them, label them and put them on the shelve. And then I'm that much closer to getting my year supply of food storage. I actually really, really close to having it and it definitely brings Craig and I much peace knowing that we have it.
I've been married for 9 years to the love of my life, Craig. Together we have 3 of the cutest kids in the world. Kayla, is now 8 and in 2nd grade. Austin is 6 and in kindergarten. Ashley is 5 and excited to start school in the fall. I love to sew and am learning how to long-arm quilt. I love baking although I sometime can't find the time to do it. I enjoy cooking with Craig and trying to make new things. I love watching movies although I have a hard time watching them. I love everything to do with food storage and am trying hard to make my family more self reliant.