just peachy

August 16, 2010

Kathy and I canned peaches today. When you can peaches, it seems like you have to can a lot. We picked up a 3/4 bushel box from the store (no peaches on my tree yet…) and canned quite a few (but not the entire box!).

Canning peaches involve lots of hot things.

Boiling water to slip off the peels.

Slicing the hot peaches and removing their pits.

Simmering sugar syrup for preserving the peaches.

Hot peaches into little jars.

Boiling jars.

Removing boiled jars from the boiling water…

Makes for a bit of time on your toes, in the kitchen with a lot of heat. Today was a perfect canning day though. A little breeze, sunshine, and, well, perfect. We successfully canned the peaches without incident. And made a little peach syrup as an afterthought!

2 Responses to “just peachy”

  1. Kathy Says:

    Yum, YUM!! I’ve been eating ripe peaches now for days and DAYS! (Love Bob’s Barn!) I used to can when I was your age. I wonder what happened to all my equipment… Maybe when I retire I’ll take up the practice again. I remember it fondly. For now, I’ll just scarf them down fresh and maybe try freezing a few.

  2. Bill Says:

    Can Kathy Can

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