Welcome. What are you planning to 'Can' Put Up' or 'Preserve' for your first foray into this new area of your life? I warn you, it can become addicting once you get past the first flush of feeling overwhelmed with just how much time it takes. Saying this though, I will let you in on one of my secrets
time reducing methods to manage the whole process (actually it isn't really mine, I just thought that if all those TV chefs do it then it must be time saving).
Preparation, have everything for your planned venture - peeled (if necessary), diced & soaking, measured/weighed out and ready to use before you actually start as it makes the process so much easier and timely. Well it does for me anyway though I am sure you will find a method that is just perfect for you as you do more and more canning etc. Look forward to hearing more from you about your endeavors.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon