Well, sadly we have brown thumbs around here so we DON'T have the ear problem around here (thought we did have plenty of lettuce during our cool-ish summer).
But many of you do — and I am seriously envious :).
If that's your problem and you don't feel like bringing it all over to my house as a gift…..
then you are going to be all over this giveaway.
I would LOVE to win these prizes!!
1. A Stainless Steel Ball Hot Water Canner
2. A Food Saver Vacuum Sealer System
I've been thinking about getting one of these for a loooong time. I think I would mainly use them for storing dry goods in mason jars but I think my kids would love to see it in action.
Do any of you have a Food Saver? Do you love it?
I would LOVE to know what you think of it and if I should bother getting one. I'm not a picky “I just can't have any freezer burn on my food” person so maybe it's not worth it????
I'm a total “canning scaredy cat”. I canned only once in my life – I think I was in my twenties. I'd picked a bunch of fruit with friends and we ended up canning loads of peaches at her home afterwards.
That's it. I've been petrified of it since.
No clue why but I am an odd bird in that way. I can tackle other things like writing posts about ISIS and I've even gone repelling and lived in Japan for a year, but I am afraid to can :).
Can anyone else out there identify with this? Maybe it's a new phobia…
I've been totally into dehydrating and freezing, but need to move into this new frontier :).
Anyhow, two of you will be the lucky winners of these “Get This Produce Out of My Ears and Into Storage” helpers.
Which would YOU most want to win?
You can use the canner for any of your acidic fruits and vegetable canning needs and it is specially made for glass top stoves too.
Of course, you can use it on any other type of range. For those foods that cannot be hot water bath canned, you can use the second prize.
The Food Saver Vacuum Sealer System, will protect your foods while they are in the freezer. If you need help with any of the skills needed for food preservation, you can check out the blogs listed below. Many of them are pure genius!
AND….there are some award winning books on canning included in the prize package.
To make the package complete, we added the canning tool kit.
Here are the blogs participating listed with the extra prizes they are donating in this giveaway.
Simply Living Simply – Tattler Reusable Canning Lids
Timber Creek Farm – donated the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving
Survival at Home
Lil' Suburban Homestead – donated the Ball Collapsible Funnel
Spring Mountain Living
Common Sense Homesteading- donated the Preserving with Pomona's Pectin (book)
Peaceful Acres Farm
Pasture Deficit Disorder
Homespun Seasonal Living – donated one box of Pomona's Pectin
Trayer Wilderness – donated Hand forged Lantern Hook
Melissa K.Norris – donated Pioneering Today by Melissa K. Norris
Whole New Mom – donated Soap Nuts, mesh bag and clip set
Game and Garden
Amazing Graze Farm – donated Ball Blue Book of Canning
This contest is open from August 18 at 12:01 am eastern time and closes on August 24 at midnight. Anyone over the age of 18 and a legal resident of the contiguous 48 United States and the District of Columbia, may enter. Winner will be notified by email (so use an email that you check!) and the winner will have 24 hours to respond and claim the prizes. If we do not hear from the winner within 24 hours we will choose another winner with the same terms applying.
Please continue on to the rafflecopter widget below and get your entries in! Thank you and good luck!