The sound of the freshly canned jam jars as they cool and seal themselves with that unmistakable 'tink!'
more batches done today, with still enough cut up fruit for at least
1-2 more batches. I have to return to the store for more sugar &
lids/bands first though--I cleaned them out yesterday when I went.
Actually I'm going to hit up a different store, as I'm sure the one I
went to yesterday hasn't restocked yet.
AND I still have to pick more nectarines today, they're ready...
were the first ripe nectarines of the season, and the tree is loaded
with tons more. This coming weekend will be nectarine preserves canning
The back yard is positively perfumed right now with the scent of the fruit, and those dumb-as-a-rock green June Bugs are just
beginning to zoom about--much to the delight of the 8 year old armed
with an old badminton racquet and our personal chicken army.
do such a thorough job that I only found ONE June Bug on this batch of
nectarines that I picked tonight. One of my favorite summer sights is
watching the chickens madly chase June Bugs.
Time to farm out home-grown nectarines to everyone I know!