Yesterday was all about peaches. I had a second glorious case of peaches to put up, and knowing that I would be eating them in the dark month of February made the wrinkly hands worth every slice.
I pulled the jars out of the canner and was surprised to see one giving off bubbles. Not the few little bubbles that sometimes happen right before the jar seals, but a lot of bubbles. A closer look revealed this
a cracked jar. Actually, my very first cracked jar. I decided to retrieve my Tattler lid and then throw the whole thing in the trash. My high school Physics teacher (Mr. Owens) would have been disappointed by what I did next. Without stopping to think about the vacuum happening in the jar, and how that pressure difference was effecting the jar itself, I set it on the counter and proceeded to break the seal on the lid. Before I even realized I had broken the seal, the bottom dropped out of the jar and scalding liquid poured all over the counter and down the front of me.
I should have know better. Learn from my mistake.
On the positive side, I have seven more quarts of peach slices plus two giant bags in the freezer. Winter, you do not scare me.