I bet I'm not the only one on here that has been canning their butts off to increase your pantry supply... My garden was a total bust this year and I felt so depressed about it. At our last farm we had the garden almost in perfect shape and everything we planted just produced and produced some more. Well, we bought this farm and it has been one huge up hill fight to get the garden going. I was really frustrated until I thought about it and decided to just go buy the stuff I would normally be canning and can that instead. It's not the same as picking it from my own garden but it's better than sitting here twiddling my thumbs and looking at empty canning jars! Lol. Bought myself a new canner this year. All my life I wanted an All American canner so finally was able to get one and am so happy with it!!! Now I can can 19 quart jars at one time and it makes the work easier. Made a bunch of pickled peppers, canned green beans, tomatoes, and doing pickles tomorrow. I got tomatoes coming out both ears and getting more Monday. Got 2 big boxes of green peppers and cut and froze those for winter chili. When I get enough of those done, I think I will can up some convenience meals like pinto beans, chili, potato & tomato soups. This is FUN! Today it was so nice outside me & hubby got to finish making our can rotator shelf. It isn't quite as big as I wanted it but it will still hold 810 cans of veggies and fruit in a pretty small space. Me and oldest son attached the rails while hubby installed the shelves. I took out some of the odd sized cans like spaghetti sauce, tomato paste, and peaches etc.. to measure out spaces for them too. Didn't have time to paint it but heck, I'm the only one who has to look at it and it looks GREAT to me since it will give me more room in the pantry. I asked him to put it on rollers so I can angle it out to drop the cans in and then push it back against the wall. I guess tomorrow I will be rearranging all those cans!