We've already talked about how the Zodiac Signs dictate the time to plant your garden-but what about telling you when to can all that garden goodness?
Granny only worries about the signs being right-if she's making Kraut or pickles. The same for The Deer Hunter's family-the signs count when it comes to pickling anything.
We follow our parents advice and pickle in the right sign too. Sounds like it's all hunky dory and settled right? Actually-not so much. Choosing which sign is the right sign is where it gets confusing.
Our families agree-the Zodiac Sign should be in the head for the best results when pickling-and you can still have success as long as the sign is above the waist-but never ever below the waist or all your hard work will be for naught cause the produce will rot-or never pickle. But other folks see it totally different.
Just this week I've had 2 people tell me they pickle in the feet-cause it is the perfect time for pickling and if you do pickle when the signs are above the waist-your produce will rot or be slimy. So who is right? I tried researching online-but there isn't much information available. Seems canning by the signs is lost art-like many other old time customs.
After seeing the lack of information this morning-I know-in the future when folks search for information on canning by the Zodiac Signs-they will find this post. Please help me-answer the questions they'll be looking for:
Do you follow the Zodiac Signs when canning everything-or like us just when you're pickling?
What sign do you think is the best for pickling? For canning?
If you don't can-does anyone in your family have information about canning by the signs?
p.s. According to the rules passed down in my family-this week is the prime time for pickling. Recipes for Squash Relish and Pickled Beans and Corn are on the way!