Sunday, July 10, 2011

jar brain

I just had to show this to you! You see that one jar with a whitish thing on top of the orangish stuff? That is what I have dubbed "jar brain". It's from the seal breaking and little beasties getting in and multiplying. I have no idea what organism makes this monstrosity but I know I don't want to eat it!

Well, let's take a close look at jar brain, shall we? It is so wrong!!! It's thick and fleshy...feels like a tongue, only much more slimy.

So, yesterday's count was 97 jars and 155 cans. Plus a bunch of empty ones that will get recycled. We're hoping that we can take the metal cans to the recycler for a little bit of money.

The cans are interesting as well. Some have burst open and there is nothing left in them. Some have gotten tiny pin prick holes in them over the years and the contents have dehydrated in the can....some come out black and moldy. The apple sauce dehydrated and came out in this little discs.

The mold on some of these was so bad that the cans were actually fused together.

This jar project has definitely been an interesting adventure!


Valerie said...

Naaaasty! I can smell awful smells just from seeing the pics, even though before you said the odor wasn't bad. Ick, ick, ick!

Anonymous said...

I think you have a polio
I'm glad I read this after I canned! love,andrea

Tiff :o) said...

Valerie, I will admit that some of the things in these cans smelled way worse than anything in the jars did...except for something I opened on Saturday from a jar did burn my nose hairs, like horse urine. Strong and potent!

Andrea, these jars are between 40 & 20 years old....use up what you make in a timely manner and you should (hopefully) never grow a brain! lol Of the over 600 jars I have opened, not a single jar of jelly had any growths on them. You should be ok. ;o)

Heather and Thomas Mann said...

You must have a strong stomach. I could not make myself open a can or jar for fear of what is inside. I am glad you are getting free compost material.

Us said...

Aaaaand I won't be canning anything anytime soon. ;)

Tiff :o) said... guys are all funny. Adam has a weak stomach and he didn't have a problem with's really not that bad (usually).

Valerie said...

I can't watch this !!! ;P

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