We acquired many of the canning jars that my parents had simply because they left them in the attic when they moved out. We are the fourth generation to use some of these jars. My parent aquired the jars from family and friends. Some of these jars are the same ones my great grandparent used. That’s recycling at its best! The jars are in desperate needs of a good wash but other than that they are in great shape.
Before the wash-
We started the washing process by soaking the jars outside in vinegar and Dawn dish soap. I love vinegar. It has so many uses!
Now the jars are all sitting on my kitchen counters ready to be washed…by hand…I don’t have a dish washer (unless you count Jon ). We have 146 quart jars and 43 pint jars along with a few odd sizes. I am also aquiring 3 or 4 dozen more jars that a family friend is looking to give away. If the garden does well this year we will have good eats all winter!