While I understand that and I can still afford disposable, the point of the post was that we see the economy tanking every day. The next time your at the store take a look at the ice-cream. A half-gallon is no longer a half-gallon. Check out the one pound container of coffee and then squint at the weight- it’s only 12 ounces now. Its the same with the Cream of Wheat my kids eat each morning. Take a bathroom break and check out how wide your roll of toilet paper is compared to the width of the toilet paper holder. The tp used to stretch end to end. Now it’s more costly for less product. I have a huge garden and can and freeze as much as I can. The cost of canning jars has skyrocketed because more people are getting back to that.
Ahhh. A canner! So tell me, do you think it’s worth the time? Would you get a pressure cooker setup or just stick with the hot water bath? Who has the best deal on jars? I’m thinking about taking it up.
Thanks in advance. RD
Oh I understand how much less value my money has in the past 6 years.
I also notice it when using one of my old recipes that calls for one can or box of something as one of the ingredients. Never used to have to measure anything because it was all standard 16 ounce or one pound. Nothing is 16 ounces any more. That extra ounce does make a difference in consistency and taste on occasion. For some things I would rather they’d leave the size alone and just increase the price. Nobody is being fooled because the price always ends up being more for less.
@ post 14 - great points across the board.
I have seen two trends since 2008. Most of the things I buy are much more expensive per quantity (groceries, gas, nails, etc) and the biggest asset I have is worth less.
Best of all worlds, eh? We have a huge garden and lots of canning jars also. Orchard will take another few years, but it will be a nice one with plenty of variety. If we can keep the bees alive we should get about 8-10 gallons of honey a year.
Might look crazy now and awfully smart when it counts. Good thing I don’t care what others think.