Taking the steps to finally start canning your own food can be very intimidating. Horror stories of food poisoning abound and the idea of making your own family sick is not something many newbies are comfortable with but if you follow some good practices and guidelines then canning is a safe and effective way to preserve your harvest to help feed your family all year round and will help you to be better prepared for anything that might come your way because you will have food stores on hand. If you are new to canning as we are then this wonderful interview from our fellow HBN blogger Spring Mountain Living with a veteran canner and the star of the instructional canning DVD At Home Canning for Beginners and Beyond, Kendra Lynne, will answer many of the questions you might have about getting started with canning. I encourage you to give the interview a read and see what you might learn. Have a great day and God bless!