Monday, July 5, 2010

Because I Love Ya'll - Giveaway

Because I love ya'll soo much I am havin' a giveaway to show ya!

Since ya'll set through all my cherry canning and hopefully you will set through all the other canning stories that I will post in the future I am doing a canning themed giveaway.
The winner will receive:

• Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving

• Ball Canning Utensil Set

  • 1 Jar of Homemade Apple Butter
  • 1 Jar Homemade Blackberry Jelly 
  • 1 Jar Homemade Strawberry Jelly

I was busy making these goodies last week....which this was part of the reason why I wasn't able to post much last week.

Along with the cherry syrup I added to my cherries I canned, here's some other things you will find in this wonderful book.

Any person who wants to start canning will need this box of goodies!

  • A jar funnel which is a must if you are filling jars cause it helps save on messes.
  • Jar tongs to help pull hot jars out of a canner as well as moving them around.

  • Lid magnet - This little guy is the only reason why I bought this set for myself. It makes pullin' the lids out of the hot water a lot easier.
  • Bubble remover - this little guy is used to help get air bubbles out of the bottom parts of the jars. I actually thought that I would never use this guy, but when making some extra thick syrup for my cherries it came in very handy!

To Enter:

Just leave me a comment and and tell me what's your favorite summer time produce?




Whatever fits your fancy.

*You can earn a second entry by blogging about my giveaway and then leaving a second comment with a link to you post.

Entries will close at midnight on Sunday, July 11 and I will announce the winner on Monday morning.

More about what's been going on here on the farm later.

Later tatters,



  1. Yay, this thing finally let me comment! I could really use that lid lifter, lol. One of the reasons I haven't posted a blog in a while is because I've been canning up a storm! Blueberry jam, green beans, salsa, dill pickles, 14 day pickles, and I've been freezing corn. Tomorrow I will be making chow chow, I've never made that, so I don't know how it will turn out! To answer your question...I love cucumbers! Blueberries are good too!

  2. I would so love to learn to can, this is my first year with a full garden. So far my favorite is squash blossoms, yummy in so many recipes.

    tesnjen at aol dot com

  3. My favorite summer time produce is fresh tomatoes. Yummo!

  4. oh that is sooooooooooooooooo easy for me I love love love cucumbers right out of the garden lol as a kid a friend would would do a huge grden and would let me as as many cuccubers as I wanted lol still warm from the sun. I still eat em like that when I can lol and if any actually make it to the house I love to make a cucmber and onion salad with vinger and sour cream yummmy!!!!!

  5. I tried canning last season but my okra was too tough by the time I picked it. The pickles I did turned out decent. Not as good as my mom's but still good.

    Are you sure you really want me to list all my favorite fresh produce? lol I think my favorite is always watermelon. Then tomatoes. This is the first time I'm planting squash or sugar snap peas and I'm hoping those will become my favorites too.

  6. erm I did a post about loving cucumbers fresh from the garden lol not sure where it went lol Anna

  7. and here is where I blogged about your giveaway
    I love reading what you are up too, its fun to see what others do

  8. I love it all, but I think sweet corn tops the list...

    Thanks for sharing your stories, Janet!

  9. My fave summertime produce would so have to be strawberries!!!

  10. Squash is my favorite summer time produce. Fried with fresh corn and onions. I have always helped can, but have to start canning on my own.

  11. How fun! Cucumbers are my favorite.

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  13. Came here via Jennifer. This would just make my day, as I'm fixing to dive head first into canning strawberry vanilla bean jam and some other fun stuff. My favorite summertime produce? Fresh tomatoes and sweet corn. The highlight of our hot summer days.

  14. Hello! Came over via Jennifer(ranch girl). Favorite summertime produce....I don't think I can name just one (smile). Tomatoes and squash are definitely on the top of the list!

    I'm also a KS girl...please stop by and visit my blog! I'll be back to visit you. :)

  15. I love fresh corn on the cob! I am trying to become more self sufficient and would love to try canning. This would be a great way to start!

  16. oooh I would so love to win!! I'm having a canning day at my MIL's at the end of the month. My favorite is absolutely tomatoes!!

  17. Fresh tomatoes, without a doubt. What a cool and timely prize package! -Tammy

  18. Gosh, first time I visit your blog and you are giving stuff away! Too great!

    Summertime produce, eh? I don't know if could pick a favorite....I just loooove fresh potatoes with a good ol roast beef supper.