|this is my sister with the shredder|
Then we sprinkled a very small handful of cabbage over the the salted layer so it wouldn't stick to the handy tool my grandfather built to pack the cabbage into the crock:
We'll be going back then to can it up.
I am now on the lookout for another crock. We've seen them at antique fairs and they tend to be a bit pricey. The one I bought had a hole in the side and I now think it is a vinegar crock.
My grandfather has my great-grandmother's original crock and boy it is a beauty:
Be sure to come back in a few weeks to see how the kraut comes out!