From sun up to sun down I was canning peaches.I always forget that canning is such an all consuming, multi-step, sticky task. It always takes hours and hours longer than I plan and the rest of the house becomes a nightmare.Lucky for me John took the boys bow hunting (no meat in our empty freezer yet, dang it) and Sydney had McKenna Moon over to play.With everyone else out of the way there was only Branson and he was well (sorry for this) just peachy.He was such a good boy. He played, crawled around, took good naps and hardly made a fuss.So on Monday he ate lots and lots of fresh peaches. And honestly I do not remember what my family even did for dinner, but they survived.
Well Tuesday was pretty much the same as Monday, except the older kids were in school. Branson ate a lot of fresh peaches, was a good boy and by early evening I had finished 8 boxes of peaches for the end result of 109 quart jars, 3 broken jars, and only 2 jars that didn't seal. We ordered pizza for dinner and the kitchen table was actually cleaned off enough to eat on.
The plan was to clean up the canning mess and attack the neglected house. I knew I wanted to can pears in a few days but after a trip to the farmers market all my purchased pears needed canned like yesterday.
So no harm done: the kitchen floor was already sticky from the peaches and everything was already out on the counters. A quick wash up and I was ready to start on the pears. So Wednesday Branson ate a lot of fresh pears.
Yes Cayden I can see you...your mom wasn't born yesterday. By 8:30 Wednesday evening my 3 boxes of pears were done for a grand total of 41 jars. There was a burner now open for a quick dinner of Mac-n-Cheese, which is Branson's new favorite.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Posted by Amy J. at 9:54 AM