Today is the moment you’ve been waiting for – the results of the canning competition at our tri-county fair. I went to the fair on Saturday and ran straight to the Creative Arts Building to see if I won any ribbons. This was my first year canning, but I was still hopeful to win at least one ribbon. Did I get a surprise!
Here I am entering my goodies.
And now for the results. I entered four canned goods and won….FIVE ribbons!!! Can you believe it? Take a look!
And here’s the best one – TWO ribbons!
I was stunned! And excited. Me…a suburbanite Yankee girl winning ribbons at the county fair. I’m officially a country girl now!
Truthfully, I had always been afraid to try canning – for fear of not doing it correctly and getting my family sick or something. But I decided this year that I just needed to study how to do it, follow the recipes and make no changes to the acid, salt or sugar content (as those items are for preserving), and give it a try. I not only have great tasting canned goods, I won my first ribbons at the fair.
If you’ve been afraid to give canning a try, determine to try it next season. If I can do it, anyone can! I’m happy to be the poster girl for “see what you can do.”
Having bragging rights for a year isn’t too shabby either!