On a sunny day few weeks ago, we decided to clean out the freezer/canning room. Well, it wasn’t so much we wanted to clean the freezer room, it was that we were getting a new freezer, and since that was coming out, why not take everything else out, right?
And as things go, to get the new freezer in, bigger than our 20-year old one, we had to get our canning shelf out, so we could turn the freezer around, to be able to open its door, to make it fit in the room.
And so, we decided to clean the whole room. Dust, wipe off walls, floors, shelves, etc. It needed it anyway.
But seeing all these cans of goods. Tomatoes, tomato sauce, salsa, apple sauce, pickles, pickled beans, peaches… oh… so good. Made us feel proud of all the canning, as we lined them up on the table and then on the shelves, wiped, lined up, ready for the winter months. Made me feel ready. And it also made me feel rich. I feel lucky.