This is the first weekend my family has not spent the entire weekend in our commercial kitchen canning away into the wee hours. We have been like little squirrels gathering food for the winter. We were blessed with a great harvest, but after canning all day for the entire weekend and my tubs of tomatoes were whittled down, my husband brought in another 30 gallons of tomatoes, I almost cried. I think sometimes in the exhaustion of harvest, things like “Why am I doing this again?” or “How much does tomato juice cost in the store?” certainly cross your mind. But as I look at my filled pantry, laugh about the family time spent together singing while working, and pray that my children learned valuable life skills……It is so worth it!