We went to Eastern Market yesterday and picked up a good 27 lbs. of asparagus and today was the day that my two daughters and I canned 23 pints of pickled, hot (spicey) asparagus.
It sure smelled good while the sauce was cooking.
We stuffed the jars and processed the pints in a hot water bath.
Now we have to wait at least five days before we can sample.
Daughter #1 has a whole schedule for us for the summer to can several things as they come into harvest. We have done apple sauce so far, now the asparagus and in the future we will be doing pickled garlic, tomatoes, peach jam, pickled green beans, strawberry jam, some peaches and I would have to look at the schedule to remember everything else.
I would say working with my daughters was worth missing a day of quilting though. Never thought I would see them do things like this and I am so happy to share those days with them, too.