but it's a huge sense of accomplishment. I'm so lucky to have parents that plant a garden big enough for the entire block. Here I have canned tomatoes, and green beans. There are jalapeno (sp) peppers on the other end you can't see. They always have plenty to share with us and my brother (but he thinks he's too good for garden food, he'd rather buy it, I'd say he's above his raising) anywho....I absolutely love canning. I'm almost certain I got this love from my mother. She would work during the school years and always take summers off. I never knew how she was lucky enough to do that, but she always did. So, in that, we spent our summers canning and freezing fresh veggies. I have to be honest and admit, I hating doing it then (as I was a teenager). However, I'm so glad this is one of many great skills my mother taught me.