OK. I'll stop now. My intentions for the cucumbers are purely culinary. Seriously.
Ray even got interested in the cucumbers. Culinarily speaking of course. Seriously.
We both wanted pickles. Dill for Ray, bread-n-butter for me. Ray even got green tomatoes to pickle as well. Hmmm.... are green tomatoes better than women and I missed the joke?
Back to the cucumbers. Seriously.
As usual, no particular recipe was followed, but I just tossed in various ingredients that I'd seen listed in the recipes I perused on canning websites. Tumeric, mustard seed, clove, garlic... All simmered in a pot with equal parts cider vinegar and brown sugar.
In go the cucumber slices to heat through, and then fill and process the jars. The hardest part of the whole ordeal is waiting the 3 weeks until they're ready. I hope they're good, because I've already given a few jars away.