August 08, 2008
What have I been up too?
So what have I been up to this summer besides camping and quilting, you might wonder? Well I have been canning of course. I really only started the "jars" recently, but I have put up frozen broccoli and cauliflower earlier this summer. I have been working on green and yellow beans, and yesterday and today I will be doing apricot jam. I had to call my mom to find out what she does to can the jam and if you have to take the skin off, like with peaches. I have never actually done apricot jam before (gasp). I never had them available. Sunday in church, one of the ladies in the ward let me know that if I would like them, she had 3 trees that were ready and I could come and pick as much as I wanted. I sent Taylor and Parker on Monday ( I would have gone too, but we were busy with whelping) then yesterday I sent Megan and Taylor back to pick some more. I have canned 68 pints so far and will probably end up with around 100 pints. What a blessing! !