What better way to celebrate Pioneer Day (July 24th) than to go to the cannery! A friend of mine in our ward here set everything up, and another friend was nice enough to watch the boys, so I took the plunge and did it, "I am a canner, I can"! It was a lot of fun, I mean how can you go wrong, I got to wear funny but protective gear and run a complicated machine (not so complicated but I did manage to somehow jam it). Plus I left the cannery with about 17 cans of food storage, not a bad start! All Scott managed to say when he saw my photo documentary was "It is a good thing you don't work in a factory-it is not flattering for you"-nice!
Getting started-you dump the "product" into the sterile buckets-I was the muscle oh yeah! We did a whole production line-loading the cans, putting in the "moisture packets" (I felt this was a bit stressful, since they can't be exposed to air for too long), labeling, boxing, eating the scraps (that is a no-no) and then cleaning up. It honestly was a blast, thanks to Sarah for setting it up, for Kandi for being so organized and for Cherryl for packing things up so well! It rocked!