Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The one where I'm still canning!


Every day off for the last 3 weeks.

But truly it's well worth it.  And Oldest has been coming over every week to help prep and even make some of our concoctions.  Like today, with the peaches...another tree full of peaches that absolutely HAD to be picked today because they are falling off the tree at an alarming rate.

We peeled and chopped about 2 bushels of peaches today for chutneys and plain old canned peaches, and it took ALL DAY.  Like til 8 tonight!  But, pictures will show how worth it it is:

Peach chutney
Peaches waiting to be delt with

Crazy-eyed Oldest
My "getting to be well stocked" pantry
The good thing in all this is that we are almost done!  Next week we finish off the pear and apple trees, and finish up the stragglers in the garden.

Then I don't know what I'll do with myself on my days off...

I'm sure I'll think of something.

Remember, it's just a ride.

1 comment:

  1. That looks simply amazing. I just grow my own vegetables but don't have a big enough yard for any kind of fruit tree. Hopefully one day.

    My parents used to have an apple tree growing up, but our yard was infested with squirrels, so we'd go to pick apples and every apple would always have one single bite mark in it. Every. Single. Apple. So eventually my parents just had to cut it down. Sad, really. They were good apples if we ever managed to get one not gobbled up by some asshole squirrel.