Monday, December 12, 2011

Canning Day

Because of the heat and drought this year, our fruit trees did not produce.  But we still wanted to can and replenish some of our stores.  In September we ordered in bushels of plums, pears, peaches, and apples and were blessed by help from Hannah and Lily for the canning of them.  It was a great day of fellowship too!

 Shenandoah was excited to be able to help too!!

The kitchen

 Sorting the plums

Poking the plums 

 During a break, Lily did art with the younger ones
 ...Hannah and I crocheted

 Back to peeling again!


 Seth and Sayer were our faithful peeling haulers - out to the compost!

 Lily reading to the boys

 Hannah reading to the girls

The counter at the end of the day!  Many hands do make light work!!!

The next morning, I finished off the canning with plum jam!!

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