What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Closer Look: The Canning Cupboard

This man, during his few days off, started a project for ME....


...that turned into this cupboard....


...which when opened, looks like this....


....which holds lots of these....


Approximately 320 some quarts, I think it is.

I love that the shelves are just big enough for quarts-no wasted space-and that the jars that had begun piling up around my smaller canning shelf (and along the walls in random rooms and basements) now have a SPOT. A place for everything and everything in its' place.

At least until this one fills up. Which it nearly has---and I haven't even gotten to the pears or apples. Or any of the meat I plan to can.

It's a beautiful sight. To me, anyway.

Thank you Mattie.

10 comments:

Rosemary said...

When I saw all those jars in that lovely cabinet, my heart went pitter-patter. So nice!
Rosemary

Michelle G said...

AMAZING! Such a thing of beauty! (both the cubbord and the canned food!)
Such a great steward with what has been provided :)
This will truly bless your family!

Bonnie said...

Gasp! So lovely! I LOVE seeing all your jars lined up, so much satisfaction there, huh?
Canning meat? Did you get a pressure canner?!?
Pears (if I can find them) and apples are on my list too.
Canning here was down right pitiful. sigh.

Nanci said...

Great Job, Rebecca and Matt!!!!

Tracy said...

NICE! I'd love to know the dimensions. Perhaps my own man might build me one sometime in the future.

Leah said...

She provides well for her household.
Yum!

marriedtothefarm said...

That looks great!! Wonderful teamwork, you doing the canning and him building such a lovely place for it!

...they call me mommy... said...

Looks GREAT, Rebecca! Good job to Papa for building and good job to Mama for filling! ;)

Many blessings!
Amy

momawake said...

What a huge blessing!

Matt said...

Tracy,

The dimensions may not work in every instance.
I made it to fit in just the right spot between two doorways.
Although if you do build one, 'back-calculate' the size from a 4x8 sheet of plywood (or whatever you use).