Behind The Scenes of My Upcoming Canning DVD!!

Canning DVD Filming

No, I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth. I’ve been FILMING!! *Squealing in excitement*

I can hardly believe I actually did it. I’ve been waiting for months for this moment, and now it has already come and gone.

Filming The Canning DVD

This past Monday and Tuesday I filmed for almost 10 hours each day, cooking and canning and trying to get as much as I could squeezed into the two days that I had my production team. And then today (Thursday) I went into a recording studio and recorded the voice-over for the intro and safety segments of the DVD.

Canning DVD Filming 5

The film is being sponsored by All American Canners, so Joel Andrew, the General Manager of the Consumer Products Division of the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry (which is the company that makes the All American Canners) flew in for the shoot, and was a huge help. They also hooked me up with some super nice canners for the video!

You guys, I can’t even tell you how blown away I am at how the Lord just brought all of this together. I’ve been praying and praying for a way to bring in a little extra money, and I really believe this might be the answer to that prayer.

Canning DVD Filming

I’m so anxious to see the finished product! But to be completely honest, there’s a part of me that is scared as well. I’m so afraid I’m going to hate it. Not because I doubt my editing team, but because I doubt myself. I just have to keep reminding myself that the Father wouldn’t have brought me this far just to make a terrible DVD, you know? I have to trust in the confidence that He has in me, regardless of my own insecurities.

Anyways… I am now free to breathe a sigh of relief that the hard part on my end is over. I’ve already seen what the cover of the DVD will look like, and I’m SO happy with how it looks!

I feel so blessed to be surrounded with such supportive friends and family. I couldn’t have done any of this without them. Especially my husband, who took off of work for two days to watch the kiddos and cook and clean, while I worked. Love that man.

It’ll be several more weeks of editing before I have a finished copy in my hands. I’ll be sure to keep you updated!

Kendra
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A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.

41 Comments

  1. Kendra,
    I was listening to your show on the Survival Mom Radio Network today and had to stop in and check out your behind the scene pics. How exciting to have your DVD in the works. Your shows are great and you have amazing content on your site. Be excited and you are absolutely right about the Father… He’s got it all under control and you my dear are awesome!! It is a pleasure & honor to be part of the Survival Mom Radio Network with you!! Congrats and God bless! <3 Tam (MWJ) <

  2. How wonderful!!!! 🙂 This is so amazing! i am happy for you and pray it all turns out even more wonderful then you expected. 😉
    By the way you looked great in the pictures! 😉

    May the bless you! And may He bless this whole project!

    Jillian

  3. How exciting! I am so happy for you. I’m hoping to do a lot of canning this summer and fall. It all depends on how my husband’s garden grows. It’s been soooooo rainy!

    Blessings to you,
    Laura

  4. What an exciting adventure! It’ll be exciting to see the DVD! God is good and thanks for trusting His leading on this. You look like a natural and I know you will be even more blessed by it!

  5. WOW!!! Congratulations Kendra! 🙂 Glad you have gotten this opportunity, can’t wait to see it, this is awesome! Not that I am surprised! -You’ve always been so commited to the art of homesteading, as well as inspiring to your readers and truthful about the perks but also how to tackle the difficulties homesteading can bring! Don’t doubt yourself, you were the perfect pick for this DVD! 🙂

  6. How fun and what a great thing to have for beginners that are overwhelmed by the process! I know a few women I’ll recommend it to once it’s finished.

  7. Oh my – I’m SO happy for you. How exciting! Take a deep breath and relax now – it’s gonna be awesome.

    ~Taylor-Made Ranch~
    Wolfe City, Texas

  8. I am in desperate NEED of that video. I am serious. I want to learn how to can and I love your blog, so it’s a no brainer. Keep us posted on when we can get our hands on a copy too! Congrats on getting to do this, so cool! 🙂

  9. not sure what happened, perhaps kid or critter interruption but as I was saying…. Wisconsin is part of the project, so now there is absolutely nothing not to love! LOL And you, dear friend, are lovelier than ever!

  10. All the videos that I have watched, that you have taken yourself, have been great. Your voice is even & you speak very clearly. I agree, you are a natural. I can’t wait to see the new ‘professional’ ones.

  11. I am sooo happy for you, it looks like you are a natural. God is good, He cares so much, He will supply all our needs and often let us have fun while He provides.
    God Bless!

  12. Fantastic! I look forward to it. And BTW, you are cute as a button! Congrats on seeing the culmination of all your hard work (and bravery.)

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