Chris and I had a very busy and productive last weekend (hopefully!) before the baby comes. I did laundry, swept and mopped; Chris organized the pantry and cleaned the bathtubs. And, of course, this was a weekend for one of my favorite hobbies: canning!
Last Sunday, Chris and I went to the Peach & Wine Festival at Prospect Hill Orchard which is just down the road from us, and pick loads of peaches and nectarines. They spent this week finishing ripening and yesterday I made pie (2!), jam, and canned peaches. Yum!
And home-canned peaches will be so delicious this winter. I almost want to crack open a jar now…
The only thing that might be better than the pie is the jam. This was the first year I tried to make peach jelly and I’m really thrilled with the results – the color especially. It completely makes up for how lame and watery this year’s cherries were.
This is probably the last canning I’ll do until after the baby comes. Then we’ll get into apple season and, if I can manage, I want to try to do something with pears this year.