Monday, October 28, 2013

What I do When I'm not Canning

My daughter, Hannah, and me getting ready for her wedding, October 19, 2013
Most of you know me as Canning Granny... the canner of all things cannable...

But I do so much more than that... I am a wife, mother, wannabe homesteader, craftswoman, seamstress, owner of 2 chickens and one dog, assistant editor at a local community newspaper, homemaker, soap maker... and more...

I decided many many years ago that before I died I wanted to learn how to do EVERYTHING!

Haven't got there yet, but I'm learning lots of stuff!

I decided I should write about the adventures in my life... things I learn to make and how I make them, places I go, gardening, and all other aspects of my home life (the ones I'm willing to share anyhow, LOL!) And the Canning Granny blog was just not the place for all these other projects and adventures in my life.

I plan, with this blog, to post tutorials about all sorts of things... as I learn them myself... crafts, cooking, gardening, sewing, and more.

What I want to know from you folks, the readers and supporters of my Canning Granny blog... what do YOU think about this idea?

Hopefully, within a week or so, I plan to begin my tutorials with a post on how I made fairly realistic looking edible fall leaves to top all those dozens of cupcakes I baked for my daughter's wedding... out of gum paste.

So yet another journey begins...


  1. I think it's a great idea. I will be following your blog. Thanks for all the good information on Canning Granny.

  2. I am a follower of Canning Granny on FB and I think this is a wonderful idea. I can hardly wait. I, too, am learning something new all the time and I'm 64 years old. I didn't have much time for that when I was raising my 5 children but now that they're all grown I find myself learning other things that I never imagined. For instance, I taught myself how to knit {from a book} 9 years ago. And I am constantly learning new ways of 'putting by' from your canning site. Keep doing what you're doing because you are a true inspiration and motivation to the rest of us.

    BTW, that is a beautiful mother - daughter picture. Just love it. <3 Linda

  3. I follow canning Granny on FB. I too am an on-the-project-any-project type person! I have traveled with my husband so picked up tips, hints, and tricks all over the country! I grew up canning, left it for years, then got back to it, gardening, and have always had my yarn-crafts - to the point our grown girls said - no more!!! to the afghans... LOL I tend to get behind in my postings - but I do believe that we could be kindred spirits...

  4. Great idea. I have several blogs besides my canning one. One is just not enough for everything...I will be following.