Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The side effects of buying a home.



These are the actual containers of peach jam, and pickles. I couldn't find the cable to link my camera to my laptop the other day.

We bought this house without me ever seeing the inside. I saw the front as we stopped and stared at it for a moment.

When we moved in it was November and I didnt get to see the yard untill spring time. I am not a green thumb but still love certain plants. I was excited when I found that I had purple Hibiscus and coral white and lilac roses in my front yard, and that I had Peonys, Shasta daisys and Lillys in my side yard along with a golden delicious apple tree and a peach tree. We spent time this spring and summer taking good care of the trees and said plants and were rewarded with a peach tree that is bursting with peaches, and a tree full of apples too.

So as the peaches are begining to drop off the tree I have sent my kids out to gather them up. (They love picking them off the ground.) We have begun to preserve them. So far we have 14 jars of peach jam, and 11 jars of homemade pickles. I was surprised it isnt as hard as i thought and doesnt take as long either. but boy is my kitchen floor STICKY after we are done with the peaches. Next job bottling peaches and making apple sauce.

8 comments:

Weston Elliott said...

Lucky you!!!! We bought a house and all we got were two dead fruit trees and a garden spot full of untillable clay!

~paulette said...

oooooooooo pictures on more then one post. :) you're coming to the dark side! bwahahhhaha

G. Parker said...

Oh yeah...got to love that canning. We're waiting for the tomatoes to go gang busters. Have fun with the peaches...

Pink Ink said...

I'm jealous! The next best thing to fresh is home-canned. My neighbor brought back peaches from an orchard and I declined buying some coz I am not a canner.

DEe said...

I found your blog through a different one. It looks nice. You know caning? Can you post on how? I would like to learn and don't know anyone to teach.

Marilyn said...

The jam looks yummy! I'm envious of your fruit trees. Great job Michelle!

Nick, Rebecca & Owen said...

Fresh peaches are the best! I envy you. There is no such thing here in Vegas. That makes me miss my moms place.

~paulette said...

No peaches in vegas? I'm shocked. We had them in Phx all the time.