Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Great Frugal Find . . .

. . . is a bunch of boxes of canning lids that were on the clearance rack at a very reduced price at our local TSC (Tractor Supply Company) store . . .


I was quite glad to find these, and now we should be all set for canning season next year!

14 comments:

  1. That's great! I'll have to look at the TSC around my area.

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  2. That's fantastic. Canning supplies are difficult to find here.

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  3. I hope you're able to find some there, Amanda! The checker had told me that they had just put whatever canning supplies were left over out on clearance as they were making room for the holiday items . . . so hopefully that's the case at your TSC also! :)

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  4. It is, Suze! I was glad to find them. That's curious that canning supplies are difficult to find over there . . . they're in numerous stores here, but very rarely for the prices that we got these for!

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  5. People here do little preserving as a rule. Some communities prepare things like tomatoes for the year and use beer bottles with new lids. When we make jams or relishes they are generally put into saved glass jars. I haven't had any problems but I am sure some of the die hard preservers would have concerns.

    Also we live in an area with a subtropical climate. We are able to get fresh food easily most of the time. So while I may have frozen peas in the freezer I have never eaten tinned versions of many vegetables etc. I may keep a little dehydrated potato for emergencies but otherwise it is fresh.

    I would love to grow heaps but we don't have much land or time. We have pumpkins, tomatoes and herbs. My father has dementia and last summer we found some vege kindly taken care of. The scallions were top down and roots in the breeze quite a number of times. It did look funny! Fortunately only those were the victims of his care.

    Actually that reminds me I must start some new herbs and if the weather is nice dad and I will potter in the yard this weekend.

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  6. That's a great feeling, to find something you need at a really good price. Good eye, Sarah!:-)

    Am I imagining things, or did the title of this post change?

    ~ Betsy

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  7. It is so very nice when you can find a great deal like that!

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  8. Sarah, Thanks for posting. I went to T.S. this morning and got some great deals. I purchased the last two boxes (12 each) of 12 oz jelly jars. I have been wanting some and could never find them. Bloggie friends are the best. "Isabella"

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  9. Thank you for explaining, Suze! That makes sense. How nice that you have access to fresh food just about year round. I am sure that is a blessing. Plus the things that you are able to grow yourself as well!

    I am sorry to hear that your father has dementia, though it is wonderful that he is able to still enjoy doing things in the garden . . . even if the scallions were turned upside down. :) I hope that you and your dad have an enjoyable rest of the weekend and were able to get your herbs planted!

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  10. It is, Betsy! And yes, the title of the post did change. :)

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  11. That’s great, Isabella! I am glad that you were able to get some great deals at your TSC and find those jars that you had been looking for. I am sure you were excited about that!

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  12. Oh how wonderful! I might have to stop in at our Tractor supply and see if I can't snag a deal! ;o) Happy canning to you my dear!

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  13. If you do stop by there, Nabila, I hope you find some good deals! And thank you! :)

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