Just a couple pics of the famous Grandma Ray Pickle Day for cousins..... a day or two AHEAD of the event....not so cute...but there is a bit of work required to get things ready. Ah! Jar Lids....Yes, count 'em twice....make sure you have both lids & rings enough for the "planned" count: . . Ah! Don't forget...if you're pickling, you gotta "brine" those cucumbers for a day...so I've got the brining tubs washed, and they're ready for duty beginning tomorrow: . Ah! The Quart "wide-mouth" jars....make sure you have enough for the "plan"...and sometime tomorrow, get 'em opened up, and ready for sterilization: . Ah! Sure....the labels could "wait"....but THIS is the Grandma Ray (youngest of 17 kids...yes, she was "spoiled" as a child).......who introduced us to this snack food, and always made enough right out of her hillside garden so EVERY one of her kids (6) had more than enough pickles on hand for a year (or 3).......... . . Okay. Back to the housecleaning and right now, out to water a dry veggie garden............. Busy Week.