I am hip deep in green beans but that is okay we are working our way through them. Baking zucchini bread every other day for the freezer and sealing in vacuum bags. I cut the loaves in half now and freeze them. O Wise One takes out half a loaf when he wants bread during the winter. Squash are coming in and we had fried squash last night for dinner. We don't fry it often but when we do we enjoy it!
I have heard from a couple people saying they are having trouble finding lids these days for canning. Yeah they are a hot commodity right now I have seen them more off the beaten path in the last 4 or 5 months. Try smaller groceries or maybe Amish stores if you have them around. In the future ladies that might be one thing you want to stock a large quantity of all the time. I buy them whenever I see them and have a huge stockpile that I guard zealously.
I did order an additional 200 mylar bags for storing dried foods and oxygen absorbers. I like to dehydrate things and mylar bags are wonderful for dehydrated food as it keeps out the light to keep them from losing color. Also great fro storing those beans and rice we all have snatched up just in case too! They like jar lids are becoming hard to find.
The other item is Food Saver or whatever brand of vacuum bag you use if you have a vacuum machine. Those things are getting scarce also.
These are all items we use regularly throughout the gardening season and year round.
On a personal note I need to apologize to everyone today.
Many of you follow me or even found me initially all those years ago on Pinterest. My heart is heavy today to tell you my Pinterest boards are mostly gone. I have been dealing for a week now with Pinterest support as someone from PAKISTAN hacked my board with 23,000 followers, turned it into a paid site, locked me out of it and it became a paid porn site. All to get to those 23,000 followers. I literally cried. I have had that board for a decade. Since the beginning of Pinterest. I used it to save recipes I wanted to try and sites for seeds and plants etc. It was a wealth of homesteading information down through the years hence all the followers. If anyone tried to go on there I am truly sorry. I have been working on cleaning it up now that it is back in my hands. I have spent hours going through every single pin on there and deleting the filth. What little information is left I will try to clean up. All the gardening, cooking , canning recipes or crochet and knit patterns I have amassed through the years are gone though. I kick myself for not printing hard copies of all of it. Learn from my mistakes ladies. Fire up those printers. I will leave the account up and try to rebuild it as much as possible though. Repercussions none! Pinterest can't touch them. Update them passwords ladies! Evil abounds .......
Well I am off to refill my cup and zucchini bread is waiting for me to bake already this morning. I am thankful for every crumb. I am going to start slicing onions for the dehydrator as well. Everyone stay safe in all this madness around us.
Blessings from The Holler
The Canned Quilter