Project self-reliance is in full swing! First step: canning. Step two: gardening. Step three: sewing. In the early winter, I successfully made a few batches of cran-strawberry jam. I've got a 5-gallon bucket (need a big crock in the worse sort of way!) of pickles brewing as I write. I'll finish those up in the morning, and I'm searching for ideas on my next canning project! I LOVE this new-found hobby!