The first good batch of cucumbers to come off the vines this year my Mother laid claim to for sour pickles. It seems the Atkins company has either gone out of business or our store is no longer carrying them, either way she can't get her hands on good sour pickles any more.
So after brining them for a week in a pickling crock she's had since I was a baby, she had planned to can them today. She's never used a BWB canner (when she was a kid my grandmother used the Hot Pack method which I promptly talked my mother out of) and the last time she made these 20 some-odd years ago she used a pressure canner.
So Mom was asking me about processing times, how much water to use...etc. ect. until finally she asked if I wouldn't mind canning them for her. LOL!
I feel like I've been drafted by Nixon LOL! Somehow I've gone from "advisor" status to the front lines
So I hooked the garden hose to the kitchen faucet, loaded the jars in the canner, filled it up and am waiting for it to come to a boil. Once that's done I'll make up the vinegar and spice solution, pack them and can them for her
Thank goodness I love canning.
~ Raven ~