(So much for posting every Thursday. Oops.)
I don't know how relevant this lesson will be in the future, since I'll be living in the city without cheap access to bulk produce, but I'm glad I learned how to can anyway. It seems to be one of the best ways to save money and support local agriculture, although it's somewhat labor-intensive.
I visited Miser Mom
earlier this week, and she taught me how to can. We picked
strawberries and then made jam; I came home with five jars and some
brand-new knowledge :)