An Abundance of Mangoes
I’ve always wanted to learn how to can. But where to start? How about water bath canning, and how about mangoes? Especially when your friend gives you 100 giant mangoes, and begs you to come back and take another 100-200 more…
I called some local prepper friends from the new groups that are forming (more on that soon!) to see who would like to have Mango Canning Night with me. I found a lot of willing volunteers! The big round mangoes aren’t going to be ripe for another few days, but that tub above is full of mangoes that are ripe right now, so a couple of us are getting together tomorrow to try our skills at water bath canning (one gal already knows how, phew!). I’ll tell you how it goes – it looks pretty simple. I did a little Googling and found this website on mango canning. I’ve also been a long time reader of Rural Revolution, and Patrice has shared some great information about canning in the past. That’s why I’m excited to be canning with someone who has plenty of past experience – she can teach us how to do it right, and follow every safety precaution.
There were a few that were so ripe, they weren’t going to make it to tomorrow, so I sliced them up!
And lastly, just for kicks, I’ve had a few preppers ask if I’d be willing to ship some of our wonderful abundance of mango goodness to them. Of course! Especially with several more treefuls in our future, why not share the bounty?
If you’d like a box of mangoes, let me know (quickly, before they all get ripe!) and I’ll be happy to send some your way.
Happy canning! I’m looking forward to tomorrow.