Ball Blue Book!


It’s a Ball Blue Book day! See my regular post today in Country Living.


Ball Blue BookIt’s a Ball Blue Book Project day! Today’s Ball Blue Book is sponsored by Alton Wright from Shadow Woods in honor of his mother and grandmother, the canning queens. Visit him here.

For a chance to win: Leave a comment on this post and let me know you want it. You can just put (BBB) at the end of your comment or otherwise note that you want to be in the draw. One winner will be drawn by random comment number to receive a Ball Blue Book. Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tonight (June 12). This post will be updated with the winner by 9 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow (June 13). Return to this post to see if you won.

Find out more about the Ball Blue Book Project and become a sponsor.

UPDATE 06/13/10: The winning comment number, drawn by, is #2, MMT. Email me at CITRgiveaways(at) with your full name and address for shipping!



  1. LeAnn says:

    BBB please ๐Ÿ™‚

    PS Loved your post on doing nothing!

  2. MMT says:

    Wanna try for the BBB again, please.

  3. Lacey says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  4. senovia says:

    Oh I’d LOVE a BBB!! The only thing I know how to can is pickled beets (my Nana’s recipe) FROM canned beets! How sad is that?!

  5. Patty says:

    I’ll try again! Pick me! ๐Ÿ™‚ :yes:

  6. Richelle says:

    Yes, I’ll have another try at winning the BBB!
    Keep my fingers crossed.

  7. Glenie says:

    I want to can. BBB

  8. Laura B in Greenwood, IN says:

    BBB – BBB – BBB – BBB – BBB !!!!!!!! Thanks Alton!

  9. Kathleen H in Indiana says:

    My garden is growing like weeds! I am going to can tomatoes, make salsa, and lots of green beans. I am going around to garage sales and finding canning jars and even found an old canning pressure cooker, it needs some work. I am so excited. I really need the BBB.
    PS I used to be good at doing nothing, now I have “retired” early and my work is never done. Go figure. :sun:

  10. twoturkey says:

    :purpleflower: Yes I’d like to try to win this BBB book again. I still haven’t located my old book that I’ve had for years….I think it’s lost for good.
    Mrs. Turkey

  11. Billy says:

    Pickling jalapenos this weekend. BBB please!

  12. Cassondra says:

    I’d like to win BBB!!!

  13. Phyllis says:

    Me, me….. pick me for the BBB, oh please. :wave:
    I need one oh so bad. :hissyfit:
    I live in Canada now and for the time being can’t return to the US for reasons only known to the Canadian immigration services. :whip:
    I have the Canadian version, but, oh so want the new BBB US version… sigh. :dancingmonster:

    I’ll be waiting….
    Phyllis :heart:

  14. Annegi says:

    I’d LOVE to win this book. I live in a large apt. complex and got the chance for a garden plot this year. I started a garden for the 1st time in over 15 years aside from container gardening on my porch.I’m on a fixed income and thought this would a great way to suppliment fresh food. I think this is going to be the world’s most expensive garden as I’ve had plants uprooted, some of them up to 4 times. It’ll be interesting to see what ends growing(& hopefully producing) aside from the plentiful weeds & rocks. Thank you for your posts

  15. nancy says:

    enter me for the bbb!

  16. Connie of Ohio says:

    BBB please. I haven’t done nothing for a long time now. I need some down time desperately.

  17. Bonnie says:

    BBB – I would love to win. I have searched all over for this book in stores and can’t find it!

  18. marymac says:

    Sure would love to win the BBB

  19. Kim Griggs says:

    Love your website and all the great information! BBB

  20. Jackie says:

    I’ll keep trying to win a BBB…..until I do!

  21. Cyndi says:

    I’d love yo win the BBB. Thx.

  22. bubbashome says:

    Would love to win the BBB!

  23. Staci Lynn says:

    Me want! Me want!

  24. Connie says:

    I am pickling beets this weekend that I got at the farmers market. I’d love to win it!

  25. anne says:

    BBB Please. Thanks.

  26. Linda T. says:

    I’d love to win the book…thanks to Alton and Suzanne.

  27. Tracey In Paradise,Pa. says:

    :woof: When I was little I ooogled at my sweet Gram and Aunt Nita “s canned treats..Oh the best beans ever! I always wanted to can,but was a big chicken..Last sunday I made my first batch of strawberry jam!! I am hooked..Love the lids popping when they come out of the hot water..I am a proud canner
    Please pick me I want a BBB!!
    Hugs Granny Trace

  28. Bari says:

    I would love to have the Ball Blue Book. Thanks for the chance!

  29. Denise says:

    I would love to have a BBB!

  30. Margaret says:

    Looks like the Blue Ball Book would be great for me. I’m trying not to rely so much on purchased products and make more of my own. Haven’t got to cheese yet, but I hope to someday.

  31. Margaret says:

    Oops, I meant Ball Blue Book!

  32. John says:

    My wife wants a BBB, so I’m entering for her.

  33. Carol Campbell says:

    maybe this is my lucky try..BBB!

  34. northcountrygirl says:

    I would like the Ball Blue Book. Have a great day! BBB

  35. Brenda E says:

    I would love a BBB. Thanks Suzanne!

  36. Miss Becky says:

    Suzanne you always draw me in with the photo of your canned goods. beautiful. BBB

  37. Trina says:

    BBB and tell Buford I said hi! :snuggle:

  38. Jan Klug says:

    BBB please! Would put it to very good use!

  39. Darlene says:

    Would love to win the BBB!

  40. Gena says:

    Thank you Alton Wright, for another chance at a BBB!

  41. Sandra in SC says:

    Please DON’T put me in the drawing! I was fortunate enough to win one a couple of months ago. Just wanted to say how much I am enjoying it…in fact, I just made six jars of raspberry jam this morning! I don’t grow the raspberries, but they are in at a curb market nearby, so I bought some this morning and made jam. I may have to do it again next Saturday!!! Thanks, again, Suzanne!

  42. pdelainey says:

    Thank you to the sponser.
    BBB please. :clover:

  43. Jackie C says:

    BBB please. :heart:
    Everything is growing now that we are getting sun and warmth here in the Northern California forest. My iffy crop of peppers is looking really, really iffy. The snow peas are looking good. The squirrel is enjoying my very few spinach plants.

  44. Gini says:

    Whatever that is looks delicious! BBB

  45. Deb says:

    I want to win a BBB! Thanks!

  46. Amanda says:

    Oooh, please a BBB!

  47. Melanie B says:

    BBB all the way!!!
    I’m new to the canning & can’t wait to get into it with the stuff I’m growing in my garden. Oh I hope this is my lucky day!!! Love your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. Maureen says:

    My tomato plants are growing so I would love to win the BBB!

  49. Shannon J says:

    I’d love a BBB. All of my canning recipes are bad copies and are spattered with jam and tomato sauce!

  50. Mariah says:

    Please, please, please pick me!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  51. mommafox says:

    Canning will be in full force here before long. The BBB would look great on my recipe holder while I slave away filling those jars :hungry:

  52. Nichole says:

    Count me in… BBB :chicken:

  53. William Hollandsworth says:

    BBB Love your blog

  54. Laurent Cyr says:

    I would love the BBB!



  55. Janna M says:

    I would love a new BBB. I have been using one that my grandma had.

  56. Marianne says:

    BBB me please! Thanks for the daily entertainment Suzanne!

  57. Karen says:

    I want the BBB book. Please pick me.

  58. lifeisgood says:

    BBBeautiful day for a BBB

  59. debbie says:

    BBB please :fairy:

  60. Debbie Linkous says:

    BBB please! I’m attempting my first project this weekend and I fear I may need this to figure out what goes wrong! LOL

  61. Lanita Canup says:

    Okay !!! Trying this for the fourth time!!! I need the BBB book!!! Thanks

  62. MarieKay says:

    BBB please. I always like to say if I were the only one signed up I still wouldn’t get picked. ๐Ÿ™‚ So here’s hoping my luck changes!!!

  63. Paula Clark says:

    I have a BBB, but it is several years old and VERY used so I could use a new one. I can then hand out the beat up one to my son, who loves to can things too and always calls me for help.

  64. Connie says:

    Please enter me in the draw. BBB

  65. Trish says:

    Would love the book! Especially at the start of our canning season.
    Thanks for a great blog.

  66. christie schubert says:

    Glad to be able to try for the BBB. I am new to canning so I have been hoping for a Bible” for awhile :>
    Thanks so much!

  67. Anna says:

    oh yay please add me to the BBB drawing thanks Anna

  68. Shar says:

    I would love to be included in the BBB give away!

    Thank you to the sponsor for sharing this with the group!

  69. Terri Draeger says:

    Been canning away here, but would love to send a Ball Blue Book to my good friend in NYC!
    So, BBB – and thank you for such a wonderful site! :duck:

  70. Jeannie says:

    Please enter me to win BBB, Thx!

  71. Sheila H. from California says:

    Enter me to win please! Iโ€™m new to canning and I need all the help I can get. Thanks!

  72. CherShots says:

    I want it, I want it! (BBB) please pick me, pick me!

  73. MMT says:

    I can’t believe I won. Thanks so much Suzanne and Alton!!!

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