A friend came over last week and we had our own little canning bee. I would recommend it, especially if you have kids. She has three, I have four. By the end of the day with seven children and four adults around, my house did feel a little snug.
Just starting with the first batch in the canner.
And then there were jars of peaches everywhere.
That’s right, I even had a canner going on the propane camp stove outside. Double time, yeehaw. This is just hubby stirring tomato sauce, but still. Like my ghetto “cooling down” area there? I still wonder if our neighbors just think “WTF?” about us…
Peaches were done, time to squeeze tomatoes. I’ve been debating trying a Victorio food mill… the Squeezo is a pain to clean, a few pieces easily rust (it doesn’t matter how quickly you dry them, it’s just the nature of the metal it’s made with)… So we’ll see.
The end result of a really, really, really long day. 57 quarts of peaches and 5 quarts of sterilized water.
The kids all got along pretty darn well, too. Here’s her middle one doing something goofy with [my] baby.
Sigh. Boys and their rough-housing. Whatever, no blood was shed. We just shake our heads and keep doing whatever.
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Your neighbors are probably wishing they were as clever and as motivated as you are. I can almost see them drooling over your bounty.