In between all of the traveling(which I promise I will blog about), I have been trying to get some canning done. I got 8 pints of strawberry jam(with the help of Ian). Today I got up bright and early and went to the public market on the LAST available day for cherries. I came home and got out my handy dandy Kirschentkerner, but this time I had no helpers. Next year Laura and Molly will be home to help, but I sure missed having all of the “big” kids take a turn at it. I was able to get everything set up for canning, while they kerned kirschens. It looks like I will be getting 10 or 11 pints out of the peck, somewhat more than I thought I would. Monday, I will be out picking black raspberries for more jam. In August, there will be more raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, tomatoes, beans, then the tree fruits. I’m hoping for at least some peaches and applesauce, maybe some apricots as well. I’ve missed canning season.
ETA: pickles….can’t forget to do pickles.