My sister and her husband showed up at my house with a bunch of Stanley prune-plums.
We spent the evening poking holes in the plums, making the lightest possible syrup and then putting everything into jars and processing them.
We ended up with fourteen quarts! It's so much fun to listen to the jars seal as they cool - they make little musical tings. The happy sound of success!
I was, therefore, inspired to continue with the canning adventures! While my sister and brother-in-law were off visiting folks in Ohio, I took a table full of red haven peaches...
...and turned them into ten quarts of peach halves. I tossed them in a little lime juice along the way, which gives them a fresh peachy flavor with just a hint of lime tang (one jar failed to seal, so I got to taste the final product). I also put up a batch of pint jars and a couple batches of peach jam.
It will be such a delightful treat to have a taste of summer while snowstorms blow around us!