Thursday, June 28, 2007

We Be Jammin'

Peach season is here again! Somehow, my trees never manage to produce, but I have an abundance of friends with a whole lotta fruit and not much time.

We started with plums from Taxi Mom's neighbor's tree:

This is about a third of what we started with.

Then Mamasita's peach tree ripened so I spent the last couple days processing these:

Aren't they just so pretty with their peachy-fuzziness?

Here's some of what we've put up this year. (Check out B in the background! LOL)

The family favorite is the Spiced Peach Blueberry. It's divine on a piece of homemade wheat bread. I have one more batch from Mamasita's tree that is still ripening, but I think I'll be forced to make a cobbler with that. Taxi Mom and Ethyl's tree's are just about ready and Ethyl has some grapes that should be ready soon after. We've discovered that pooling our time and resources makes canning a lot of fun. Yes, we live on the edge out here in Momville.


shoeaddict said...

Ooooh! Plums and peaches are my favorites. Those look so yummy :)

The Author said...

Seriously, how do you do it?! I'm barely able to make to the store to buy it off the shelf and I only have two kids!! You continuously wow me sister.

Kacey said...

ARe you sure that you don't have four arms and two heads? You always amaze me with the things you do --- makes me positively feel like a slug. There is an old saying, "If you want something done, ask a busy person". You are proof of that old adage.

Brandi Ginn said...


The first time I canned peaches was when we lived in St. Louis and we picked them off the trees at Eckert's farm...SOOO much fun.

They don't have anything like that out here or I'd be going every year! Instead we bought a peach tree last's reasonably full of fruit rippening right now. And we planted two apples trees last year that were COVERED in fruit this year...until fireblight attacked one of them...I don't think it will survive. And even if it does I'm not sure how well it will produce fruit next time?...