Thursday, April 1, 2010

Baby, it's cold outside

So now that we've eaten through most of last year's harvest and my poor empty mason jars are making a big cluttery mess of themselves I've had to find useful chores for them. One is holding dry goods in the pantry (like beans and hot cereal mixes)... another is protecting the newest garden plants from cold snaps. We were supposed to get down into the low 30's earlier this week at night. Can't have any of the green babies freezing to death! So I plunked mason jars upside down over them. Everyone came through fine. =) And while they're not nearly as lovely as the glass cloches you see in the fancy garden catalogs they perform the same task at a fraction of the cost! Plus they can be used for a multitude of other things. (Candle holder, drink cup, change jar, fly trap, etc... Though I prefer to use them for canning.) Photobucket Photobucket


Stefaneener said...

You may have solved one of my persistent problems. I've tried to set up the basement so that it's empty on one shelf, full on the other. I'm going to have to give away jam, I think. Rats. I'm not eating it fast enough and neither are the kids.

Just Jenn said...

I live with a four year old jam junkie. We can't eat it fast enough in this house. Especially the strawberry... that was gone months ago! I actually had to *buy* jam. lol So wrong. This year, more strawberry jam, less blueberry. I think we were just right on the apple. I've got three jars left.