I can't believe it's already the end of July and this is my first canning project of 2013. I made these 19 jars, mostly pint and a half jars (a new size offered by Ball last year that I love for pickles) and some quarts. I gave 3 jars away - 2 to Ellen for helping me and 1 to my neighbor Suzanne on her birthday. I made my family's favorite recipe McClure's Pickles My Way. I am hoping this will be enough to get us through the year. The one jar with the white lid was a Tattler lid, which is a reusable BPA free style lid. I ran out of Ball lids midway through this canning effort. These pickles were made from a half bushel box of small cukes. It took about 3 hours to make on a cool Sunday afternoon - perfect for canning.
I can't remember how many jars I made last year, but we just finished the last of them. Pretty soon it will be salsa time!