Friday, August 17, 2012

Win a new in box pressure canner and 9 lots of antiques canning jars!!!!

Empty Nest Farm is having a contest !!!!
Grand prize "  New  Pressure Canner
10 secondary prizes " 
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1~ set of 2 blue quart glass top jars
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1~set of 2 clear quart glass top jars
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2~ sets of 3 quart clear glass top jars
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1~ set of 3 quart wide mouth clear glass top jars
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1~ set of 2 quart blue zink top jars
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1~set of 4 blue quart glass top jars
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1~ set of 4 blue pint glass top jars
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1~ set of 3 pint clear glass top jars
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1~set of 2 pint clear glass top jars
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Now to win the grand prize (canner)~~~~~~~~~~~~
you must commit on the blog a short story of how you and your family could use the canner ,I and my family will read thru all commits and pick the one that we belive will enjoy it the most .

To win one of the lots of jars ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
You need to like my empty nest farm page and go to the empty nest farm blog and hit follow blog and leave a commit under the contest blog ,just some thing short if you like (love the jars ) or what ever you like ,I will put all names in a hat and let my grandchildren take turns drawing them .
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The contest will run til next Friday August the 24th at midnight and I will post all the winners Saturday August the 25th by noon .
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https://www.facebook.com/EmptyNestFarm

This is the pressure canner ( very nice and is ok for glass top stoves )
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The set of 2 blue qt glass top jars.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is what the set of 2 qt clear glass jars and the 2 sets of 3 qt clear glass top jars look like .
Only 2 in the pic but there will be a set of 3 wide mouth qt clear glass top jars.~~~~~~
The set of 3 blue qt zink top jars.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The set of 4 blue pint glass top jars .~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~





The set of 4 blue qt glass top jars.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~




The set of 3 pint clear glass jars.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~





The set of 2 pint clear glass top jars.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Hope you all have fun with the contest and enjoy the Empty Nest Farm page and blog and plzzzz share with all your friends and family and thank you for coming and God Bless you all !!!


              Plzzz don't forget to hit follow or your entry will not count and I would hate for that to happen :>)





66 comments:

  1. I adore these jars, every time I get to visit Holmes county, Ohio, I try to pick up a few as my budget allows.

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  3. Please let us win this contest! I like to can, but with the clear and present danger of a zombie apocalypse coming, this couldn't be more timely!
    My 16 year old has a few zombie friends and they APPEAR non life threatening, but I know better. They will spring into action all at once!
    I have heard that the zombies don't know how to open a canning jar, so I want to really stock up, and this would really really help! Thanks!

    (Ha!)

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  4. my mom and gram used these brings back memories ty for the chance to win them!!

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  5. I would LOVE to own a pressure canner! I have always wanted to can low-acid foods, but haven't been able to thus far. Having one would give me the ability to can and preserve even more of the garden without worry, as well as throw canning classes and parties for friends who want to learn! Thanks for the offer.

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  6. I would love to win a pressure canner! I would use to to can, but I would invite a friend over and have a canning party. She has never canned, and we both have very small families. I have 3 in my family and she is a newleywed. Ohhh the fun we could have if I won. Thank you for the greatgiveaway!

    Elizabeth at Upcycled Farm

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  7. Oh, I love love love the blue jars!

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  8. I would love to have a pressure canner! I've been working on building my pantry for my family of 6 on a really small budget. I love to can. I LOVE looking at all those colorful jars and hearing the ping of the lids sealing. I love knowing that I'm giving my family healthy and inexpensive food. I've only been able to do the high acid foods because I don't have a pressure canner. I've been wanting one for a while. Think of the possibilities! I could can meat when it's on sale, veggies from my garden. I would help my mother and mother-in-law and sisters-in-law put up their food, too.

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  9. I have a glass jar addiction! LOL I would love to win some of these especially since I don't have any like them. I love your blog and I hope to have a farm like yours someday.

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  10. I would love to win a pressure canner. I do have one just like that already and it works wonderful. While it may seem greedy to want a second pressure canner I spend massive amounts of time canning to feed our family of 9. A second canner would allow me to spend less time on the necessary basics and more time helping others to learn to preserve their own foods.

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  11. I like all the jars. The different styles and colors are wonderful. I hope to have a collection of all varieties on my shelf between my kitchen and living room. Adding jars and old bottles one at a time!!

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  12. Although our garden didn't do very good this year, I am looking forward to next year! I've canned with my Mom as a kid and I'm now anxious to learn and do on my own! I was so excited when I saw you were having a contest for the canner :) Even more excited when I saw that it's OK for glass top stoves. I thought I'd have to get a different stove for canning! There's so much I want to learn to can. Besides veggies, sauces, pickles, kraut, MEAT and even nuts! I'm anxious to get started. (looking for work and w/o that, can't afford to buy a canner - but NO pity party for me!) I know that I'm not the only one who could really use the canner and put it to good use. I cannot even begin to tell you how grateful and excited I would be to be the proud owner of this canner. This contest is amazing. So wonderful of you to be doing it :) ***HUGS***

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  13. I will would like win this so I can pass it down to my children to carry on the tradition of canning.

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  14. We would love to win this pressure canner. My wife just recently began to delve into hot water bath canning and has become fully addicted to it, making a number of salsas and jams/jellies which we're all enjoying. My mom and grandma have donated their supplies, of which we've found that while the jars are usable, the canners they'd stored were not. We do not have the financial means currently to purchase (part of the reason we're canning in the first place!), so winning this canner would truly be a blessing for not only us, but our extended family as well, because we are sharing our bounty with them as well. Thanks for sponsoring this and God Bless!

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  15. I have plenty of these jars, so I would love someone that doesn't have any to get them. I would love the canner, but I am sure there is someone else that needs it worse than I do. God always provides my needs. I just wanted you to now that I follow you and love your blog!

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  16. I love you Kelly!!! I dont need the canner, and everyone I love in the fam has one already, BUT, I would sure love to be put in for even one of those gorgeous jars! Give those grandkids a hug and tell them I will send them candy if they pick me! LOL

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  17. I would love to win this pressure canner, mine is circa 1974 and showing its age. Last year I got a new glass top range and now have to use my camp stove for my canning. It would be awesome to have this new canner and the beautiful jars for my kitchen. Besides my birthday is this week.

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  18. love the jars :)! ~Crystal DeCarlo

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  19. Kelly, I would LOVE to win the pc. My new SIL (well, BIL's wife) has expressed and interest in my canning and dehydrating and said she wanted to learn how to do this stuff too. She is going to plant a large garden at my MIL's house. They live 2 hours from here so it would be very difficult to share my canner with them. I think it would make a wonderful gift for the new happily married couple. Her 18yo daughter also lives with them and she had a new baby just last week. I could teach 2 generations of a family to can at the same time. Don't worry though, I don't teach them how to splatter a jar of beans all over themselves. ;) Maybe I'll write them a list of safety reminders to go with it...

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  20. Would love to win the pressure cooker. I have never canned, but my dad will be teaching me as soon as my garden kicks into high gear. Plus, I will be having my children learn right along side of me.

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  21. Pressure canner has been on my wish list for years! As a former big city girl, (Chicago) to a small rural town, this would be the ultimate transformation. Plus, it is a skill I wish to pass onto my daughters and grandaughters.

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  22. Kelly-may I share with you what's been on my heart lately? My church is in a very poor urban area. My husband and I were led there,we believe, so that we could be a part of their outreach ministries. I've been sharing my garden, but I'd love to can hearty soups to share for this winter! Full disclosure-I do have this exact canner, but 2 would make the work go so much faster! On the other hand, I sure don't want to seem greedy.

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  23. I am just learning how to can this year and believe I could become a canning fool. My daughter is seeing what I am doing and is starting to show an interest. She is talking about being a stay at home mom when she has kids. Think I would gift one canner to her and see another generation learn this skill too.

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  24. My family loves canned corn, green beans, and peas not frozen. I would blog about the experiance and cost involved.

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  25. In February, we had a disaster that forced my hubby and I to move from the So. Cal area to Texas. Now we are living with my daughter and her family until we recover. Almost everything we had had was lost. I love to can and am slowly getting back into it with the grandkids. I would love to win your prize! Thanks for the wonderful offer!!

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  26. The jars are beautiful! I'd love to have any of them. But would really love the pressure canner!

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  27. Hello Kelly. I've never commented on a blog before so this took a few tries. We would love to win the pressure canner. My husband and I are still new to homesteading and love reading about how others are making it work. We have 5 children and one income so buying something as wonderful as a canner is something we just can't afford. Some people maybe thinking why do they just have one income if they can't afford things they need, and that is a vaild question. Our eldest daughter is suffering from a mental disorder that makes one of us have to stay home and home school her so me getting a job right now is out of the question, when we have days where she cries and begs me not to even go outside. So right now we freeze everything we can which is great but living in NC means that more than once we have had to throw away everything in the freezer when a hurricane comes through and knocks out power for days at a time. So to have a full pantry would be a blessing that is unimaginable. When I sit back and think of all the things I could do with a canner and never have to worry about how to replace food, since we own our home we don't have insurance and already receive food stamps which is both a blessing and an embarrassment, it makes me cry. I want to thank you for giving me and everyone a chance to have this wonderful gift. Blessings to you and yours.

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  28. love the jars...
    Hi Kelly and family,
    I sure would love to win this canner. My grandmother and mother used to can when I was a child and remember watching them sense I was to young to help. I would love to pass this legacy to my grandchildren as well. I am not able to afford a canner at this time sense we are living on a minimal income sense my husband and I both lost our jobs 2 years ago. We are both looking but there is not much out here that will be able to bring in enough to cover the house and all the bills. We make ends meet by selling chickens, and found a place we can get horse fencing really cheap so we load up on that and sell it at our trade days. I am glad God has provided for us so far. I try and buy what ever fruit and Vegetables on sale and Freeze them. I would love to be able to can the vegetables and fruits I am able to find on sale and learn to can some meat that we can butcher from the extra rooster we have. Thanks for giving me and my family another way to save money.
    deana

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  29. Hello, You might remember my name from the caners group on FB. I'm CaryAnn. I don't can much but I'm learning and loving it. I'd love to win the pressure caner, I need to get one but my husband literally JUST lost his job today. So now there is no possible way for me to get one in the near future. I really love teaching my children to be more self sufficient. I think it's a growing trend to not be prepared for anything. Our church has always advocated that we have 3 months- two years of food, water, and necessities stored. That's a daunting task! Especially since I couldn't move most of what I had across the country with me last January when I moved.

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  30. While I would love to have the canner (especially since mine would not come to pressure this summer, and I lost a bunch of fresh veggies), my heart lit up when I read about the canning jars!!! I was just at a party last weekend where the hostess decorated the tables with wild flowers spilling from blue mason jars. And, I coveted them. Yep, I confess! Believing the Lord always knows my heart's desire, I'm hoping this will be my chance to have my very own! I, especially, love the blue zinc topped ones. Thank you for the opportunity. I liked your FB page and signed up to follow the blog via email. Have a wonderful tomorrow, and I look forward to following you! :-) Cindy T., tturnerc

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  31. While the jars are beautiful, I have a ton and don't need any. But that pressure cooker is another story! I love to can and put up food for the cold weather. However, I do not own a pressure cooker, only a large hot water bath canner.

    Because I love my family and don't want to poison them, I have to be content with freezing some food items That's great except 1) we have a very small freezer; 2) our power goes out all the time; and 3) I forget the food is in there and we end up with deformed, ice crystal-covered veggies! So this pressure canner will be put to good use. It will be loved, polished, and handled with gentle loving care! I will thank you, my husband and children will thank you, my vegetables will thank you, and my over-stuffed freezer will thank you! :-)

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  32. Hi, my name is LeeAnna Bowers and I am from Mt. Pleasant, NC. For the past few years I have been reading and doing my best to learn about food preservation and collecting jars every chance I get. I buy them from yard sales, thrift stores anywhere I can find a good deal. Although I do have a water bath canner (yard sale item) I do not own a pressure canner. I have borrowed my father in laws from time to time and I am proud to say that I was able to put it to work. To have one of my own would be such a blessing. I have recently joined some canning pages on Facebook and I think I have just about checked out every book in the library on the subject. I really enjoy canning and would LOVE to have the pressure canner.

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  33. I would love to have it to teach my daughter to can and it would make a great gift for her someday

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  34. Love the jars they would go good in my kitchen been looking for some like them hopefully i can win them thanks for the chance

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  35. What a kind a generous soul you are. After recently losing a few of these prized jars to a pantry mishap, I would love to collect a few more. Thank you for this opportunity.

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  36. oh the jars are fabulous! very retro and vintage. i would love to win. thank you for the opportunity. :)

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  37. Hello, what a wonderful giveaway!
    I have been water bath canning since I was a little girl, when my Mom and Gram taught me how to can tomatoes, peaches, ketchup and pickles! YUM! I am a young mother of *almost* four...My oldest boy is 4, his brother is 3, my daughter is 11 months today <3 and my fourth (another girl!!) is due in early December. 4 weeks ago, my husband woke up, told me he was moving out and wanted a divorce (then I found out he had a girlfriend...sigh...) Anyways, my plan had been to start pressure canning some meat, soups, etc. so that when the baby came it would be easy to open up and heat dinner in minutes. Now that he left, I have no income to buy a pressure canner to get all of that done. This would be such a Blessing for my babies and I (especially me cause then I could in fact, make dinner in a few mins this winter!) It would be so wonderful to have healthy meals and not rely on heating up *gasp* hot dogs lol or something, just so they have a meal when I'm running around like a chicken with it's head cut off trying to keep everyone (and the, ugh, house...) clean, fed and happy! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway and for reading my story.

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  38. Just saw this, From Welcoming House on FB. I would love that canner but do have and use my Grandmama's. So I hope someone who real needs it gets it. But just wanted to say love this whole idea! Real stuff!Do want the jars though. lol Beth Lloyd

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  39. Oh what beautiful jars! I'm dreaming of pickles. I'm teaching my grown daughter to can and those would be perfect examples of what jars are appropriate for certain foods.

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  40. I am passing down my love of canning, the health benefits and my knowledge to my grown daughter. She doesn't have a canner so we do it at my house. It would be an absolute blessing to win that canner so she could have one of her own. On the other hand I love the bonding between my daughter and I that canning has brought to us. God Bless you for making this offer.

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  41. Hello. I had commented above and on your fb page that I was having a hard time figuring this whole blog comment thing out, I made it work but under my 'real' name, Laura Briggs, but to make it easy to find me on your fb page and new subscriber list, I thought I would let you know Moonflower and Laura Briggs are the same person. :)

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    1. Lol I had a hard time at first to ,when I started the blog ,I did get all your post Moonflower ,your good to go :)

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  42. We're new to canning and we have had our very first successful garden this year. Our attempt last year was so pathetic that we tried extra hard this year and are now, and will continue to be, overwhelmed with our harvest. We already donated spinach to our local food box and will again. We will end up with probably more than 100 pounds of tomatoes and almost as much in cucumbers and squash. I have a big pot that I've used to make garlic jelly but all it is is a pot. The canner would come in incredibly handy so as to store all our extra.

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  43. I'm already follower! You can ask my daughters, I AM a JAR COLLECTOR!!! If it's glass, there are so many uses... canning, left over soup (freeze), homemade salsas, all kinds of things! Would love to win some awesome jars!! As for winning the canner... I use to help my Granmommie. She lived to 100 & all my summers from 8yrs to 40 were with her! One of my favorite memories is canning jelly. She let me eat the foam! She had shelves that lined the kitchen wall that my dad designed just for her canning jars! Pickles, green beans, grape juice, grape jelly, did I say pickles (lol), squash, beets, peach preserves, pear preserves, apple butter, watermelon rind preserves (MINE!!), relishes, chow-chow... Brings back memories I want to share with my little grand-daughters! It is part of the developing of imaginations!!! And I have a friend who cans deer meat & says he will teach me when I get a canner! Am a member of several canning & homestead Facebook pages & blogs & am dying to use the info & share with others!!

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    1. really like wide mouth glass top jars!!!

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  44. My family would love to win the pressure cooker. As a family we gather and can many fruits and pickled items but we don't have a pressure cooker so we can't can meats, broth etc. Because of the high medical needs and allergies my family as well as our high medical bills canning is a must for healthy, high quality food. We would appreciate your consideration for gifting us the pressure cooker. Thank you God bless!
    the Laurie Family

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  45. I really love the blue jars. I wonder if I make salsa in them if it will look green?? :) I love reading about your farm and grandkids.

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  46. I haven't canned since before my grandma passed away. Another family member took all the canning supplies before I got any so I have been out of luck ever since. Now that I have 4 kids, I wish I could show them how fun it is to preserve all the wonderful things we grow around here! With all of my neighbors being farmers, I have access to so many different fresh fruits and vegetables! I would love to be able to win something, just once, so that I could pass on the knowledge that was given to me! We have had some hard times recently with me losing my job and it has made it hard to get ahead in life. I honestly think that if we could can and save some of the surplus that we have on hand now, it would truly make a difference in the months and years to come! Thanks! The Winchester Family!

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  47. rereading the rules, (I don't mean to post twice) I have a pressure canner so that is not needed. I would like to win the wire bail jars to use and pass down to my children.

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  48. Pressure canner would be such a blessing to our family. With two out of six healing from Celiac, we are getting into health foods hard core. We also plan on hosting canning parties for neighbors to learn about garden fresh foods, too! Thank you for this amazing opportunity, any of these folks will undoubtedly be truly thankful for getting such a prize. Peace.

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  49. I enjoy canning and try to put up as much as I can every year. Then share with my children. The blue jars are so pretty. I have never had any of then and I can think of so many ways to use them. My two granddaughters are now teen ages and enjoy cooking so the next step is to teach them about canning. My Mother is 90 years young and I can remember as a child our family canned in tin cans. Most people have never heard of canning that way. These are the memories that make life special that we can all pass down to our families. If I were to win this canner and beautiful jars it would make great memories for us.

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  50. I would really LOVE to win this PC! I have been collecting recipes that I want to can but they all require being pressure canned. I'm raising 2 girls by myself and money is so tight I cannot afford to purchase one myself. I'd really like to have a PC so that I can stock up on healthier, homemade foods for my girls and me to eat. Thanks so much!

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  51. I will follow you! I'd love to win some jars! Can never have too many of those! Thanks!

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  52. I would love to win some of those jars they take me back to my childhood visiting my Grandma and Granddad. I can smell there house now just seeing the jars and thinking about it.

    I would also LOVE to win your caner. I have never canned before but my sons, husband and I have started to get into gardening and canning our own produce slowly. We currently are borrowing a friends caner, as we do not have our own, and have a glass cook top. Both of my boys are on the Autistic Spectrum Disorder and anything that gets them learning and slowed down is a blessing and my oldest LOVES to help me in the kitchen. He thinks it is so neat seeing how a few measurements end up creating something wonderful; he also LOVES to share his creations with others and canning is a great way to do that, especially at Christmas when we ship presents to family who are out of state.

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  53. Hi! I would love to win the canner or jars! I am a single woman in Seattle who is just getting into canning this year and am trying to soak up all the canning knowledge I can! Thanks for the contest!

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  54. I really like wide mouth jars with glass top!!! big or little, but the bigger, the better!!

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  55. Hi Kelly, we'd love a chance to win the pressure cooker. As a homeschooling mom, I've taught all of my children how to can and process foods for storage as part of our 'curriculum' Now that the youngest is just about ready to learn (we have kids ranging from 25, 24, 20, and 9.. he's the lonely only now at home!) Now that Elijah's ready to roll, my old pressure canner is on its last legs. The gauge doesn't work, it doesn't hold pressure (it's a reallll old one, doesn't even have a gasket, it just locks down with screws)I'd like to teach him to can, but I don't think ours would hold up. So winning a pressure canner would be heaven-sent!
    Thanks so much for hosting this contest!

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  56. barely made it. it's 10pm, whew! wonderful give-a-way!! <3

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  57. Crossing fingers for a blue jar. Great giveaway! I'll love to win the canner but I'm sure someone else need it more than me,so I just want a blue jar :P.

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  58. I soooooo want a pressure cooker. Have only done WBC..and steam canning, but and getting the nerve up to do pressure cooking. Thanks for doing the contest!

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  59. Would love to win the pressure canner! Has been on my list for a long time. My daughters, their families and I have been canning for the last couple of years now. We all have put in gardens and are trying to become self-sustainable as much as possible. We only do WBC for now, and freezing, but the options for using this are sooooo much more! Eating our Sunday dinners together in the winter is so much better and healthier with all the work we put in during the summer. Every year we do more. Next year it's chickens!!! Yea! I even learned how to can beef this year with the help of my step-mom! Unfortunately she doesn't live close (out-of-state)so we all have to rely on our own WBCanners. This is a great giveaway!

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