Saturday, October 20, 2012

Canning Mushrooms and Amish Shopping Day

Got up really early this morning because I couldn't sleep so I canned the 6 lbs of mushrooms I got yesterday at Aldi for 49 cents for 8 oz.  I got 9 half pints and 4 pints which is pretty good.   After turning off the mushrooms we made a trip down to Cuba, IL to take the canning jars to the Amish, picked up a couple of items, got some milk from the dairy and then back home.  It has been sunny most of the day which is nice since we've seen so little of it lately.  The owners of the bulk food store told us that they are moving back to the Arthur area by next spring and another Amish family hopefully will be buying the store.  Also they just had their 13th child in August and she only weighed a little over 3 lbs.  She was only in the hospital a week and is up to 6 lbs now.  I'm not sure how old she is but she also has grandchildren.  I hope that they are able to find a buyer for the store because this is where I get the majority of my bulk food items.

The Kaufman's were picking their corn and here is the wagon that will transport it back to the barn.


  1. Like to thank my parents for the bag of beats they got today!! That is the one thing I didn't plant in my garden this year because I didn't have a canner to do them in. But thanks to them I do now. Next year I'm planting a few rolls of them!!! Not sure how long they will last in my house but its at least one less thing I have to buy from the store!!! Thank you!!

    1. When I saw them I told dad Renee would love these. Not a huge amount but it will make a few jars.

  2. It made 8 pints!! Of course Derek was made we couldn't eat them for about three weeks. So I marked 21 day on a paper so each day he can mark them off. I can't wait until spring to plant my own, they are soooo easy to do!! Thanks again!!

  3. Did you see they are having an auction at the Bakery/Bulk store this Saturday (the 20th of April)? The store shelving is listed as part of the auction, as is a bulk milk tank. I am thinking they didn't find another family to buy the store. I haven't been out there in awhile to know.