My sister-in-law Jenn went to Washington and brought us back boxes and boxes of peaches and pears. The peaches were huge! And so yummy! Here is one of the peaches in the box. It was ginormous!
It was dang near the size of my friend Lorna's head. Well, not quite but it sure seemed like it when we took it out of the box!
Our peaches turned out gorgeous. I love looking at my store room shelves and seeing bottles of yummy fruit to eat this winter. I especially love peaches and their season is short when you are eating them fresh.
One week later, I bottled 64 quarts of pears and made a batch of pear jam too! The pears were tasty and gorgeous as well. I love it when they are so white in the jar. The jam is divine as well. If you have never had pear jam, you must try some. It tastes like fresh pears. When my friends told me to try some, I thought it sounded gross but I have had a change of heart. Pear jam is my absolute favorite!
I'm not done canning, though. I was canning applesauce yesterday and have plans to do more. I bottled some mangoes earlier this summer too. I love the feeling of looking at my full shelves and seeing my hard work. It is really rewarding for me. So call me a canning fool. Yup, that's me. But, I'll be thinking of you as I eat my awesome fruit this winter!