Remember in my last blog post, how I was enjoying the relaxation that came with this part of summer, when I wasn't spending every afternoon canning?
Ha. Ha ha ha ha. Ha.
That was before we picked apricots at the neighbor's house...
This is just one of the four baskets we filled - twenty two pounds in all. Love generous neighbors.
Also love having a hard working little girl that willingly washed and pitted nearly all of them for me!
Of course, it wasn't just apricots - we've got tomatoes coming on now, and cucumbers that were discovered hiding in the vines. And then the neighbor brought over four huge zucchini and a couple more cukes for us.
In two afternoons, we put up
one batch of apricot jam
3 quarts plus 3 pints of apricots in syrup
1 pint of dehydrated apricots
2 pints of crushed tomatoes
3 pints of bread and butter pickles
3 pints of zucchini pickles
Certainly not a bad start to the canning season. Sadly, afternoons spent relaxing in the sunshine and watching the girls play are long gone - it's all uphill from here!