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This is my post for #freewriters Thursday prompt much bigger hosted by @mariannewest

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Yesterday we went to the cheap store and they had cases of the little round mushrooms for 99 cents a case so we bought 2 cases. I needed to can them before going fishing today so I started at 5am. You have to pressure can mushrooms so it is a longer process than water bath canning. I boiled them for 5 minutes before putting them in the jars, I added 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to each jar then pressure canned them at 11 pounds of pressure for 45 minutes.

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It made 11-pint jars and 6 half-pints. The lemon juice keeps them from turning brown. You do not have to use it but I like for them to look good.

After finishing the canning we went fishing. It was a lousy day. We tried all over and could not catch much.

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If you are not going to catch much, then they need to be much bigger. We did manage to catch 75 pounds, but that will barely pay for fuel.

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If not catching much wasn't bad enough, it had to start raining but we were lucky because there was no lightning.

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It was just light little rain showers, 3 of them went over us. Each time it rain just long enough to make me put my sleekers on.
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I've never canned mushrooms before. But then, I've never run across such a hot deal on fresh mushrooms as you did!

Yes, it was a great deal, that store always has deals like that on fresh produce. I don't know if you have a hard time finding canning lids as I am having. I bought some off-brand from Dollar General because Ball or Kerr lids are nowhere to be found. These off-brand ones are no good, 4 jars did not seal. I am so pissed and now wonder if the others will hold their seal. Luckily I only used 6 of them.

It has been a challenge to find the good ones here, too.

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