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Monday, September 22, 2008

The "Fruits" of our labors


Saturday night mom and I spent 5 hours canning peaches. In all we canned about 50 quarts, 25 for me and 25 for Dru. In December when we all come home for Christmas we will be able to take them to our respective homes. We still have pears to do this week as they get ripe and mom already did apricots for me. It's Yummy, Yummy stuff. I have found new respect for mom now that I have spent the day canning with her. Hours, and hours of canning isn't too much fun, until the end when you get to see the fruits of your labors that is!

6 comments:

Kristin said...

Yeah, canning sucks. Unless you have friends over, and it's just a big gab/can fest. Where'd the pears come from?

Melissa said...

Oh thanks guys!!
So were any from our tree?

angie said...

That's some serious fruit of your labor! :)

Andrea said...

I've been making strawberry jam the past two years--it's so satisfying to see all the jars lined up :-)

Clark Captions said...

beautiful!

Leslie said...

I love seeing the results of canning. I guess we're up to 100 quarts of peaches now, starting pears today. Though I hate cleaning up all the sticky stuff, I love seeing them all lined up on the counter when they're done!