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52 jars canned , 4.5 hours , 11 adults, 8 kids

18 jars Christine finished at home till 1:30 am… 

6 jars of beets Robin finished in the morning

and Some fine Da Cappo Pizza…

i would like to thank everyone who came out Wednesday and Friday night to make our first annual canning bee such a success, especially Christine Gue, her hard work, experience, and great leadership made it a successful evening.

I think i can speak for the whole EOGG family on Friday night, in that we all enjoyed ourselves, learned a lot; working together brings us closer together and develops new friendships; how to can carrots, relish, jams, beets (although beets didn’t make it to the 10:30 cutoff) ummmm how quickly we can work under pressure, 10:30 cutoff meant we had to be out of there before alarm system kicked in, we were out 6 mins before, teamwork goes a long way.  
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I learned that i like canning bees, it is much more fun to work with a wonderful group of people such as we have at Eogg, and that working together as a collective on the farm feels very natural, cultural, and enjoyable, hard work and all 😀

A special thanks to Kevin for looking after the bebsies while we were busy in the kitchen, crafts and all!
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thank you,
Elvira Falconer and famiglia 

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2 Responses to Wednesday harvest, compost and Friday Canning Bee 101 with Christine Gue

  1. eogg says:

    Wow… that’s all I can say! You guys are efficient! A shout out to Dyle on completing the Largest Community Composter in Edmonton late Saturday (He waited for the Architect Rodney to show up but…) There are still a few finishing touches remaining so don’t be shy, if you like composting, come on out Wednesday and check out our new bins. Talk about a sustainable recycked material system. I wonder if it would qualify for LEED gold? Pictures to come! Jeannie, we need to make a serious Edmonton Food Bank haul on Wednesday as well, can you confirm that they will be ready for us?

  2. cgue says:

    Greetings All,Sorry I have not been able to add my thanks sooner the last two weeks have been a bit crazy. We sure did have a lot of fun and got a whole lot done at the canning bee thanks again for everyone making this a wonderful event.Some of you canners have picked up your goods, if not you can e-mail me for a pick up time or I will bring them to the AGM.I will also bring a couple of extra jars to the AGM for everyone to sample our labour of love!Christine

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