Friday, July 3, 2015

Summer has arrived

Summer has hit with a vengeance  this week.  Though it looks like we may have a break for the 4th.  A little rain yesterday.  Just enough to put off watering for a day.  We picked our first batch of green beans this week.  These we put in the freezer.  Some will be canned later on.

The outdoor canning kitchen is pretty much finished.  A lot of odds and ends things to finish, but it is usable.  It has been an interesting project.  I need to get a water hook-up for the sink and a drain.

I hope everyone has a good and safe holiday.  We are going to a cook-out at our daughters tomorrow.  Our son has been here for a week,  He is on summer break from his school job.  He is a para for a middle school.  It has been fun having him around.

God bless all--joihnnyb


  1. happy july 4th to you John! the outdoor kitchen looks awesome! and i am glad that you are enjoying spending time with your son! have a great weekend!

    your friend,

  2. I want to have an outdoor canning area that is based on a wood burning stove. I really like your setup, as it gets so hot and energy intensive to can in the kitchen in 90 degree weather.

    1. I have built this so that a wood burning stove could be installed.

  3. John,

    Happy 4th of July to you and yours!!! Enjoy your cook out!
    Love the outdoor kitchen, time to break that baby in :-)

  4. Your canning kitchen looks great. I bet you will put it to good use in the near future. glad you got to spend some time with familly.

  5. Probably use it this week. We have beets ready, and more beans

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