We got a call from a farmer down the road inviting us to come down to his place and pick peaches, pears, and grapes. He didn't have to ask us twice. We loaded up the kids and we picked. The peaches have a great taste even though they are small. His trees and grapes need some pruning which Michael offered to help him with this fall. The pears weren't quite ripe yet although I did squeeze enough to find a few soft ones for eating. After that, we came home and picked another bushel of tomatoes, some peppers, and a watermelon. I grabbed the cantaloupe because the plant had died, but I think the cantaloupe will continue to ripen. We have yet to get a cantaloupe out of the garden this year. This is our first!
My day will be filled with canning jalapeno peppers and tomatoes. I will let the Roma tomatoes sit for a day or two in order to ripen to the fullest then I will make another batch of sauce. I will cut up the peaches and sugar them and freeze them. One family can never have enough frozen peaches in my opinion. I am planning on making grape jelly for the first time in my life. I won't tackle that one today, but maybe tomorrow. I also need to clean the kitchen from top to bottom. It is undone from canning so many tomatoes!!!
grace and peace,