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?
But that, would be rushing things... 💛
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