I know, I arranged it so artistically. :) Megan and I spent about five hours today wandering around Portland digging up canning supplies. We did quite well! We found canning jars for six dollars a dozen, a canning kettle, a tomato strainer, pickling crocks, basically everything we need. Now comes the fun part! The canning! Don't worry Annie, we'll be posting every step along the way. (And yes, every time I open a new bottle of homemade applesauce I wonder very briefly if this one has botulism and will kill me. But it tastes so good).
We bought the pickling crocks off of Craigslist, and Megan swears the guy had Aspergers. I think she's right. I've never met a man who had SO MUCH canning stuff and knew so much about it (and could be that pompous about it too). Oh well. He didn't try to lure us into his garage and kill us, so that counts for something, right?