Sunday, November 30, 2008

Family Canning Day, Simple little story of being prepared

I was talking to my friend the other day about needing to track down the stake caner...I was tickled to death when she said "I have the cannery's caner. It's set up in my garden in the backyard. Come and use it!!"
What a great opportunity it was to teach my children the importance of canning. We dry packed 300 lbs of food! It was so easy my 5 yr. old was doing it by himself. A few days after our canning day Me & Bry were making no bake cookies. "Uh Oh" I said as I opend the quaker oats..."we are out of oats Bry, what are we going to do?"I knew we were out...Bry was devastated. We would need to stop what we were doing and go to the store. Then I reminded him of the oats we had canned..he jumped down off the counter and went to the pantry and got a can of oats. His face was priceless when we opened the can together. He was amazed. He said "we have a store in our house."Simple little story of being prepared

My Boys

Bry-notice the sweat, he's workin hard...can you believe it's November.

Lace canning rice!!


BeckyinQC said...

I love it Ray. A "simple" story that I'm sure made a huge impact!

Glad you got your camera back.

Ricky and Kari said...

Your going to have to teach me some canning skills. You look like a pro. I love your new pics!! So darn cute! Love ya

Traci said...

Good job Rayel. Doesnt that make you feel so good to see all that food on your shelf. I love it. Way to get your kids involved. That is awesome.

Rhonda said...

Love the new look. LOVE the family picture more!
Ray, you are kickin some serious preparation booty!

Lisa said...

I am so impressed. You do it all!!! I have been catching up on your family by reading your fun blog-and we only live 3 miles away! Lets get the boys together soon. I would love to visit with you.


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