Thursday, September 17, 2009

a beautiful thing

one of my goals when mom and kim were visiting a few weeks ago was to can peaches. 'cause if you haven't heard, there's a canning revolution going on.


and i wanted to be part of it. and drag along mom and kim. and kelly. we started with 50 lbs (!) of peaches from calhoun family farm in wapato, wa. i love their peaches! and kelly's canning equipment.
mom, kim and i were the peelers and slicers. and kelly, canning guru AND newlywed of less than 2 weeks here, manned the stove and pots. not everyone present thought they had to help. we were organized. we were productive. we had fun. here's our first batch in and out of the water bath.
aren't they pretty? we canned a total of 20 1/2 quarts.
steve and i had a pint over pancakes for breakfast the next morning. they were scrumptious.

5 comments:

Julie said...

Hmmm, looks yummy. Send some my way!

jacjewelry said...

Wow! That is a lot of peaches! What are you going to do with them all? :)

count it all joy said...

I am impressed beyond words. Domestic goddess alert! They look just amazing, almost too good to eat. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Meredith xo.
p.s. love the photo of your dog

Millie said...

Wow Pam I can almost smell the redolent aroma of those peaches from across the Pacific! Great job.
Millie ^_^

cj said...

Those are awesome jars of peaches. I have too many memories of going to the community canning shed in the 50's with my mom in the small california town I grew up in. It was unbelievably hot and dusty and not what a ten year old girl wanted to be doing. Also the tomatoes she canned blew up in our garage a few months later! Happy canning.

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