Thursday, September 18, 2008

100lb of peaches and 25lb nectarines...

Whew! Was I tired yesterday!

I went to the u-pick orchards with friends and we came home with a huge lot. the peaches were free as it was the LDS orchard and they were gleaning. I had Harrison on my back in an ergo...and sling bucket on my side crawling up ladders picking peaches! It was truly picture worthy. then we stopped at the orchard next door and I got 25 lbs of nectarines for $10

I have jars and got my book to learn how to can.

I think I bit off more than I can chew! LMBO

here are the nectarines I canned today...first time ever! LOL

I couldn't figure out how to get more in the jar without mushing them (I just shook it around to help them settle down in there more)-so there seems to be a lot of space at the bottom
and the first jam I have ever canned: roasted apple butter and kiwi jam

I think this could be addictive! There are so many great recipes out there. The problem is all the stores and all the thrift stores around here are TOTALLY OUT of jars and other canning supplies!
I really want to get one of these for next year so I can do applesauce, pear sauce etc

1 comment:

Jessica, aka TopazGirl said...

Sounds like so much fun!! I've always wanted to do more picking and canning, but no one else here has any interest in it, and the supplies are htf. :( Hope you enjoy it all and report back about it!