My mom consistently had a knack for canning. She loved the whole process of growing, harvesting, & preserving fruits & vegetables! As kids, we didn’t certainly endelight the process as much as she did & felt miserable when we were forced into “helping” each warm season… Not only did the two of us have weekly weeding to do in the garden, but when it came harvest time, the two of us would spend hours out on the porch in the heat washing, splitting, & preparing things to be canned. I remember one warm season where the two of us had to shuck five bushels of corn & then spend hours taking it off the cob. That was torcher! My parents didn’t have cooling system either so when the big canning pots were hot on the stove the house felt stuffy. That was several years ago, although I still have entirely vivid memories. Not all were bad though & I do still prefer freshly canned produce. There are several changes to the process now that I do it in our own home. The greatest change being that I do not grow our own produce. I task full time & just don’t want to put forth the effort. Instead, I support the local farmers & purchase the items from them. I figure this is a win for all of us as they gain currency, and, I save time & effort. The preparation of the vegetable & fruit is pretty much the same, however, instead of perspiring on our porch, I task in our air conditioned house. I sit at our table & prepare the items to be canned & rarely ever chop a sweat. Occasionally, I even pour myself a glass of wine while laying there. Then, when it comes to canning, the Heating & A/C plan helps remove any excess humidity & heat caused by the hot pots.