I have been wanting to can forever. Finally, my husband and I bought a 5 gallon bucket full of green beans for $12.00 (I am not sure that that is a good price but it seemed like it was okay) from a local farmer. Anyway, we also invested in a pressure canner. I say invested because this is a tool we hope to use a lot in the future. Yes, it is cheaper to buy a can of green beans at Aldi’s, but these are home grown green beans that we can ourselves. My instructions came from the Ball Blue Canning Book. It has step by step instructions. Making our first batch was not bad, but our second batch went much smoother. Anyway, here is the before and after picture:


Thrilling isn’t it! Well, it is for us, but we are crazy like that.