My friend came over with her 1/2 bushel of peaches and we worked together. It's so much more fun that way!
I made all of my peaches into pie filling. I started with 11 jars, but three from my first batch didn't seal. :( This was a bit discouraging, but I quickly turned it around by making them into pies and freezing them. So I ended up with 3 ready to bake pies and 8 quarts of filling. I can't wait to have fresh peach pie in the middle of February!
My friend canned all of the peaches she brought (she has another 1/2 bushel at home!) in light syrup. She ended up with 8 quarts. Don't they just look delicious?! She was nice enough to leave behind 15 or so peaches and I plan to can a few pints like this, they just look too good not to have some!
We ordered our peaches from a small Amish market about 30 minutes from here and they also do the apples. So we placing our order for apples here in the next few days. I might be crazy, but I plan on getting 2 bushels. The Jonathans they get are SO good. My son and I just eat them up! So I will probably get a whole bushel of just Jonathans and then a couple 1/2 bushels of two other kinds to have a mixture. I plan on canning pie filling, applesauce and apple jelly, yum.
I also have a bowl full of tomatoes in the fridge from my friends mom and I plan on heading out to my parents this afternoon to pick what they don't want from their garden. And then I'm heading to the farmers market in the morning to see if I can get a good deal on some more tomatoes! Then I will can them to have tomatoes for chilli and salsa all winter. I love this canning business!
So not much sewing, but lots of yummy peaches!