It's that time of year again when the Colorado Peaches show up in big trucks. OnlyDaughter, JLynn, and I bought a case each of beautiful peaches. We eat as many fresh as possible, make pie, and the rest we can for the winter months. Today was the day that we decided the peaches were soft enough to process and preserve. The girls came to my house for the canning bee. We got all our stuff organized: Ball Blue Book (1987 version), clean jars, rings, lids, hot water, wash tubs, sugar, pots and pressure canner, magnetic lid grabber, jar funnel, chopstick (for removing air bubbles) and knives. Between the three of us ladies along with eight children scampering here and there, we got the job accomplished. Three cases of peaches and 26 quart jars later, we were done! With time to go outside and play!
To quote my dear mother-in-law,
"Many hands make light work,"
And a good day was had by all.