"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Peaches For Winter
Yesterday my youngest daughter, her oldest Miss S and I put up our first batch of fruit this year, namely Colorado Peaches. We haven't canned since we lived in California and although 3.5 yrs isn't that long, when you don't can very often you can forget a lot. With two of us it went well and Kim got about a dozen quarts of peaches; she is already talking about our next batch.
At six years old, Miss S wanted to be right there helping every step of the way.
Once the baby got up from her nap, she just wanted to be held-oh what is a nana to do?
The first batch...I can just taste them already. My girl did such a good job!!
The joy of daughters and the blessing of them carrying on skills and traditions.
I had forgotten how much easier it is to have an extra set of hands to join in the work. Of course the fellowship is incredible also. I imagine next our oldest, Carrie, will want to join the fun too and do some canning for her gang. When I grew up my mom always canned Apricots but unfortunately I was never interested in learning the process. It wasn't until two girlfriends, twin sisters, taught me how to can that it became something the girls and I did each summer. I never did can vegetables, in fact they scare me a bit but I well remember Y2K~we canned at least 75-100 pounds of fruit, just in case.
Blessings on your day, Noreen
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 38 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 39 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.