I've wanted to learn to can for years. I have all the equipment, books and have watched videos. I just have this huge fear thing going. I'm so afraid I'll poison someone or burn myself badly.
Last year I talked to our CSA farmers about it and she gave me lots of advice. I tried to talk her into a class. Well, I just got an email and in conjunction with the K-State Research and Extension Office, she is holding a class for CSA members in a week or two. Yippee!!
I know this seems silly to those who grew up with mothers and grandmothers who canned and passed along the know-how, but I never had any family that did, so just never learned. I'm so excited!