I am canning today. I got rid of all my jars, my pressure cooker and other canning paraphernalia years ago. It seemed so silly to can anything for Dave, myself, and our one remaining child at home.
Then we got fruit trees. This year the plum tree is overloaded, so I am canning them today. I went all over town trying to find jars, and finally found pints, which will have to do. Dave is still picking them now, so we may have to expand our search to neighboring stores. I did keep my big water bath cooker, because it was a nice big pot to use for other things too. That will be just fine for what I am doing today.
I am a bit surprised how it's all coming back to me. I remember pioneering in September, running home at 2 PM to get a batch of peaches or tomatoes done before I had to start dinner. How did I ever do it all? I need a nap.