Thursday, September 8, 2011


Today I canned peaches for the very first time.  It was the first time I canned anything, actually.  For some reason I've always been intimidated by the whole process.  It just seemed kind of...scary.  But, really it wasn't that difficult at all, and kind of fun even, once I figured out how to handle those slippery little guys without dropping them on my pretty apron and the floor.  It's okay, I know how to get fresh fruit stains out of my pretty apron.  You pour boiling water on it! (did you know that??)  I can't remember where I learned that little trick (my mom, maybe?), but it works every time.

My first batch of peaches turned out wonderfully, if I do say so myself!  All of the jars sealed, and they look so pretty.  I really thought I was packing in a lot of peaches per jar, but apparently I wasn't.  It seems like there's a lot of space of just liquid at the bottom of the jars.  I'm just glad they turned out, and now I'm confident enough to do more...a LOT more!


  1. I wish I had the room to can but my husband thinks it is a waist with only the two of us . small house too . Oh well they look beautifull , you did a wonderful job.

  2. Beautiful! My fruit always floats to the top and leaves space at the bottom of the jar too, no matter how tightly I think I'm packing it it!