Our temperature has dropped a few notches in the last two days along with a bit less humidity so canning pickles yesterday wasn't too bad.
The only part of making pickles I don't care for is scrubbing off all those little black nubbity-nubs on the pickling cucumbers.
But listening to an audio book while doing so makes the task go quickly. Sort of.
I got exactly six quarts (down to the very last pickling cuke I had harvested) for this first batch of dill pickles.
We go through about eight quarts a year of the dills, and I like to plan it so I have to plant and grow the pickling cukes only every other year. That means I have a couple more batches to go for my two year supply. Actually, the vines are just starting to move into full production so I shouldn't have any trouble getting as many as I need.
Humidity is back up there already this morning so it's gonna feel not-so-pleasant again regardless of what the thermometer climbs to. Guess it's still summer time in the north woods!
Anybody else dreaming of those cool, crisp autumn days on the horizon?
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