This weekend I sliced, chopped, diced, pureed, and mashed my way through two and a half bushels of peaches. I made, jam, fruit leather, butter, honey and canned 54 quarts of peaches. That should do us for the year. It helps to have little helpers, which was a first this year.
Of course this made for more of this, despite my efforts to contain the stickiness on towels. Or this, finding toys in my newly clean and sterilized jars. And thank goodness for husbands who think you are crazy for working so hard and bring you dinner form one of your favorite places. It's all worth it in the end when you see this when you wake up in the morning and hear your children say they can't wait for next year to
DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN!