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Friday, September 6, 2013

WOW - A Much Better Week

What a difference a week can make! Dave is home, he was discharged from the hospital on Saturday evening, he has taken it easy since being home and is feeling better and better as each day passes. Emily and Skylar are doing okay.

It has been another busy week, lots of canning, on Monday I put up 28 quarts of tomatoes, so far I have processed forty-five quarts, and it looks as if by Monday I will have a whole bunch more ready to can.

Last week a friend told me that I could get a 3/4 bushel box of peaches for $25 from a farm near Hicksville, OH and gave me the phone number. On Wednesday I called and spoke with the peach lady and she said she still had some peaches but they were really ripe and should be canned right away and she would sell me the boxes for $20. I loaded the boys into the van and we headed off to Hicksville, Henry always finds it exciting if we leave Indiana and venture into another state, in fact after a little bit he starts to get anxious and wants to know when we will be back in Indiana! I love the way little kids think about things. Patrick and Charlie fell asleep almost immediately, but Henry chit-chatted away all the way to the peach place, and all the way home, he really likes the Garmin and always has lots of questions about it, he was pleasant company for the twenty five minute drive to and fro. When we arrived the peach lady and her husband went off to get the boxes of peaches and came back with three of them, they gave me all three boxes for $40, so I ended up with 2 1/4 bushels of peaches. That is a LOT of peaches!
Once home I started immediately on the peaches, they were ripe, and oh so tasty. It took about six hours to can the peaches and when done we had twenty-seven quarts canned. With the kitchen clean again I was ready for a mug of tea and bed.


Blessings to you,

Bean

4 comments:

Marika said...

Oh my! That is a lot of peaches!

How fun and what an amazing deal!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Yep, lots of peaches and think how good they will be this winter in yummy recipes.

Georgene G. said...

I'm so thankful to hear that your husband is feeling better every day! Thank you Lord!

It sounds like you are a busy bee and helping your budget so much by putting up your own food.

Do you pressure can your tomatoes or just water bath them?

Also, do you have your bread recipe listed on your blog?

Bean said...

Hi Georgene,

I water bath the tomatoes, have done so for years with no problems. I think I heard that now they recommend pressure canning them.

I will post the bread recipe.

Bean