First thing; I need a remote control for the stove. Getting up and down all the time to adjust the burner so the canner stays on the correct pressure is killing me.
Up before the sun today and had to turn on the outside light so I could see while I was hanging a load of laundry out. Put on the last load of canned bacon and when that was done made a trip into town to get 50 lbs of Red Potatoes for $8.99. Renee called last night and said her mother-in-law got potatoes at a True Value Hardware Store for $8.99. I called them last night and sure enough they had Red or Russet potatoes for $8.99 for 50 lbs. She said they get them every year about this time and are a big seller. Renee and I split a bag and I've already used about half of mine to make the potato soup mix. I will use the other half for some vegetable soup mix I want to make. I will wait until we go for the last time down to the Amish auction on the 21st to see what all I can get to put in it. The Russets I have I will can next week and use for mashed potatoes.
So for today I canned 7 qts of bacon and 14 qts of potato soup mix. Tomorrow it will be some ham and beans. I need to get the beans out to check and see what varieties I have and what I want to make. Canning the ham and beans will be a 2 day thing and then Friday I am resting or at least that is what I am planning.