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Arbor Day:  Why not plant pears (and other fruit trees)?

**Plant pear trees in a sunny spot except in climates where the sun is very strong. Protect them from winds that are cold or salt-laden. In cold climates, plant them on a northern or eastern slope to forestall early bloom.

How to make homemade pear butter -- the perfect use for leftover fresh pears! gimmesomeoven.com #springforpears #usapears

Easy Pear Butter

(Y<HEALTHY> yum & easy) How to make homemade pear butter -- the perfect use for leftover fresh pears! ripe pears, peeled, cored and diced 3 Tbsp. salt pinch of groud n

A Beginner's Guide to Water Bath Canning: How to can, what equipment you need, and a big list of common canning recipes!

Home Canning Guide for Beginners

A Beginner's Guide to Water Bath Canning: How to can, what equipment you need, and a big list of common canning recipes! I'm fairly proficient at pressure canning but could always use help with water bath canning - plus there's recipes!

Canning

Jars of Canned Food: How Long Do They Last? Canning foods you grew and harvested yourself is exciting and rewarding. After canning, you have rows of colorful jars lining your pantry ready to be enjoyed at any time. Just like any other food, however, home

A complete canning guide, from beginner to pro

"Simply Canning" website- Everything you could possibly need to know about canning, dehydrating, freezing and other neat tricks.

How To: Can Green Tomatoes for Frying

How To: Can Green Tomatoes for Frying

Pickle recipes

15 Pickle Recipes That Will Make Everything You Eat This Summer Taste Better - Pickle Recipes - Country Living

Food pantry stocked with preserves from the gardens and orchard.

Awesome Canning Recipes and Ideas

I think I want this canning pantry in the basement! Canning website, lots of recipes

Best Dill Pickles EVER (Just like Clausen)  (Easy - No Canning!)  Ingredient list:      * 1 gallon cucumbers      * 1/3 cup dried minced onion       * 6 garlic cloves, peeled, and chopped small      * 1/2 tablespoon mustard seeds      * 6 heads fresh dill     * 1 1/2 quarts water      * 2 cups cider vinegar      * 1/2 cup canning salt  (do NOT use regular salt - use CANNING SALT)

At Home My Way: Best Dill Pickles EVER! (Just like Clausen) (Easy - no canning!) If this is truly like Clausen, I might have to try it. My hubby eats Clausen pickles like crazy!

This easy step-by-step photo tutorial will have you saving money and canning your own diced tomatoes in no time!  Who knew it could be so simple?

This easy step-by-step photo tutorial will have you saving money and canning your own diced tomatoes in no time! Who knew it could be so simple? Can tomatoes

Pickled Jalapenos - Easy, inexpensive, spicy, hot jalapeno peppers, pickled in vinegar and seasonings.

Pickled Jalapenos

Pickled Jalapenos - Easy, inexpensive, spicy, hot jalapeno peppers, pickled in vinegar and seasonings. (I plan to add more sugar to mine.) This is a single jar recipe. No canning involved.

Pickling spices, ready for their close-up - crispy garlicky pickles - fermented

Three Secrets To Crispy Pickles, And A 'Lost Recipe' Found

Three secrets to crisp crunchy pickles (NPR article includes recipes for Kosher Dill Pickles and Homemade Pickling Spice)

Homemade Apricot Jam Recipe and free printable labels #recipe #apricot #printable

Apricot Jam and Printable Jam Labels

This festive jam is being posted for a request. I found it recently in a community type cookbook and I havent had a chance to try it yet.

Christmas Jam

This festive jam is being posted for a request. I found it recently in a community type cookbook and I havent had a chance to try it yet. Note I'll compare this recipe yo mine of measurements.

The Homestead Survival: Making Butter, Cream Cheese, Sour Cream and Ghee Recipes

Range to Range: Creme de le Creme making butter, cream cheese, sour cream, ghee and other stuff

Canned Pizza Sauce | 26 Canning Ideas and Recipes

26 Canning Ideas And Recipes For The Homestead

Want some canning ideas and recipes to try? If you're harvesting some fruits and veggies, store them longer by checking out these recipe ideas worth trying!