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One of these days, I’d like to pm you, I’d like to start canning again, my hubby doesn’t because if the work involved, I’m wondering if it’s gotten any easier?
I have an All American canner, I love it. It is a fantastic precision machined piece of kitchen equipment and I use it often. You don't have to PM me, just start a thread and tag me. That way, you will get lots of advice from different people, besides just me. There are lots of experienced people here and we will help you, walk you through the process and answer any questions that you have.

@Mini Horses I can double stack pints in my All American, but I can't stack quarts. It holds 7 quarts, when canning meat, the time is 90 minutes, not counting the time to heat up, get up to 10 pounds of pressure, then the time to cool down before opening it. So each batch takes awhile.
 
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@Mini Horses I can double stack pints in my All American, but I can't stack quarts. It holds 7 quarts, when canning meat, the time is 90 minutes, not counting the time to heat up, get up to 10 pounds of pressure, then the time to cool down before opening it. So each batch takes awhile.

Yeah, I have an All American, just not the tall one. So was wondering about stack or a shelf. Neither of mine are double up. Other one is old, believe maybe a Presto? Not sure right now. I used the AA when I was canning a couple weeks ago. Chicken, applesauce & apple butter. Actually, the AA is old but was never used! It is a "no 7"....now a 921 I think CS told me when I called. It was a $25 buy on CL...original box & all. I did spend about $30 to get the parts to switch out the petcock to a jiggler. :idunno The owner's book pushes cans, not jars. Yep -- kinda funny. The double pans that fit in the bottom are still wrapped in the original paper, book appeared unread. Kind of unusually weird. One day I'll change out the parts for jiggler. :D =D Part prices in this book ain't what they are now!!

I would not -- on my own -- consider stacking jars on one another. Just seems counter to what you should do, good seals and all that.
 

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Thanks for the coffee, I'm going for my second cup. We are having a free lunch today at a new steak house in Tyler today. One of our neighbor's saw a flyer for Longhorn Steak House that is opening up and they offered a free lunch on Friday or free supper on Saturday for training their staff. Reservation only, so he booked his for Saturday immediately and called us, then booked ours for Friday while talking to me. Spread the good deals around! We love our neighbors, we have the best!
 

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Mornin', y'all! :frow

And they say there's no free lunch! :gig Sounds like a deal to me. Enjoy!

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I love those ornaments! I have absolutely no talent for knitting or crocheting, other than making a long chain, lol, and that was when I was a teenager so even that "skill" is long forgotten.
Would you sell some through the mail? I would enjoy giving some to horsey friends and several of the little girls in my neighborhood would be delighted to have one. I have a mini mule also, that's a fun one! Platypus! You crack me up.
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Believe it or not, it took me forever to learn to do chain stitch with a hook. Almost every project begins with some chain stitches, and for the longest time, I had to do those beginning stitches with my fingers . :rolleyes:

Yes, I am definitely up for selling them through the mail. At one point, my daughter was going to set up an etsy store for me, but that got bogged down somehow. This little red hen may just have to get over her technophobia and figure out how to do it herself. :hide Now, if I can just learn how to get some decent pictures.
 

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Your ornaments are so lovely. You are so talented! I have never learned how to knit or crochet, always wanted to, but just never learned it. You should definitely sell your ornaments, they are adorable.
Thank you. I pretty much wound up being self-taught, being left handed - when I was learning, all the instructions seemed to be written for the right hand. I had to read them, and then mentally turn it around. Even the illustrations only helped so much, because left-handed stitches are more or less mirror images of their right-handed counterparts. Knitting is something I still struggle with. For some reason, I have tension problems that I can't seem to rectify, and my knit and purl stitches are almost always different sizes. :idunno
 
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