9/8/11

I am so proud of my girls!

Earlier this week, on one of our last days of Summer Break, the girls teamed up to can peaches.  I was going to can them with their help.  But, instead,  I helped them… a little.. not much.  Mostly I was an observer.:

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BooBear got everything laid out. They didn’t need the funnels but here you can see the jars, rings, lids, jar lifter and even the “Bible” of canning, The Ball Blue Book. 

 

 

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We had ordered a box of peaches from Bountiful Baskets.  Supergirl had the very important job of bringing the peaches from the box to the counter.

 

 

 

100_3459 Turtlegirl and Tailorbear did an awesome job peeling and halving the peaches.  We used the “immerse in boiling water then dump into cold water” method to make peeling easier.  We noticed that ripe peaches are much easier to peel.

Once the peaches were ready, the girls loaded up the jars and then loaded up the canner. 100_3463 100_3464











BooBear really likes to use the jar lifter. Her sisters complained because they also wanted a turn but BooBear "hogged" the job. Personally, I'm always afraid I'm going to drop the jar so I'm relieved when someone else says "I'll do it!".

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I am so proud of how hard they worked and more importantly how well they worked together.  They were a true team working together, laughing together and having fun together.  Aren’t the peaches beautiful?  Almost as beautiful as my daughters.

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4 comments:

  1. They look fabulous. :)

    I was thinking today that I needed to take some pictures of the work I've been doing...

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  2. I remember canning with my grandmother and Mom when I was a little girl. It is a very special memory for me. I hope someday to do the same with my girls, if I ever locate enough peaches to do it, that is! :D Such sweet memories!

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  3. That's awesome and very inspiring. We have been planning to learn to can for two summers now!

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  4. Oooh, this makes me want a box of peaches...

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