Oh my...I get sad when I go to the basement this winter and look at my canning shelves.
Most winters, they're still mostly full! Jars and jars of tomatoes, salsa, pasta sauce, applesauce, green beans, grape juice, etc.
This is what happens when you lose a couple of months over gardening/canning season. The shelves get empty really fast. There are about six jars of applesauce...a dozen or so jars of green beans...a dozen jars of grape juice...a dozen pint jars of tomatoes, and a few jars of pasta sauce, thanks to my Mom who canned some for me in September...
We'll be eating plenty of pickles...
...and I have an abundance of empty jars ready to go for next summer!
No...we are not about to starve or come anywhere close!
We are blessed beyond what we need or want, and we have a freezer full of good home grown beef and some frozen veggies (thanks again to my Mom and my sister for picking, shelling and blanching my lima beans this summer!)
The store bought stuff just doesn't taste nearly as good, and it makes me sad to see the shelves so empty at the end of January.