Do you ever get into the domestic mode and get all giddy when you do something you have never done before? Well today I canned for the first time and I am feeling quite proud of myself for tackling alone. It has always been something that I have wanted to try. Last year JBody's grandmother gave us boxes and boxes of jars. I had plans to can last year and never did get around to it. This year I decided I would take on the project. Let me tell you it is quite the project when you do it all by yourself (well with a little help from the smaller hands in our home) and when your little kitchen only has so much counter and moving space. After only a few hours of canning here are my results. Yep I only got 4 quart jars of applesauce and 2 smaller jars (don't know the size) of apple butter. I think I may have had them in the water bath for too long, but I wanted to make absolutely sure. To some I probably am really slow at canning. Some may even think, "Why bother?" I would respond, "It was a fun learning experience." I love it when I learn a new skill. Don't we all take pride in the work we do with our own hands no matter how small they may seem to another? I know I do. So for all of my readers out there, I challenge you to do something you have never done before. Who knows you may just find your new favorite pastime. Come back and tell me how it turned out for you. I would love to hear all about it and give you praises and congratulations!