Cultivating a Life of Gratitude

I am committing myself, during 2010, to attempt to cultivate a greater awareness of how much I have to be thankful and grateful for by sharing my daily findings and musings with you. It is my hope that by blogging about gratitude, I will be more aware of what is going on around me in my life, my family, my friends' lives and our world.

August 9, 2010

"Millions of Peaches ..."

Anyone remember that song?

I am thankful for delicious, juicy peaches and a mom who knows how to can and lives near by so we can work together on projects like these.  I *think* I'm learning a lot about canning each time we do it so hopefully one day if I have to do it on my own I 'can'! (Ha.)

Slicing, de-pitting, and skinning peaches

E-man helping me bring up more peaches from the basement

Soaking/cleaning them before skinning them

We now have 28 large jars of canned peaches.  While we think I may have been cheated out of 2 bushels (I was given two boxes that actually equal 1 bushel but I paid for 2 bushels ... hmmm)  they are so yummy and they were perfectly ripe today so they were easy to work with ... I'm very thankful for the delicious results we'll get to enjoy this next year!

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot ... 

I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and do good while they live.  That everyone may eat and drink and find satisfaction in all their toil - this is a gift from God."
Ecclesiastes 3 


  1. What beautiful jars of peaches! Have you considered entering them at the Minnesota State Fair? You could also enter your apple sauce!

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  3. I don't think the peaches are probably pretty enough ... my mom was telling me how the state fair peaches are perfectly round because they dip them in boiling water then freezing water and the skins slide off - we decided to forgo that and just skin them. BUT - the applesauce is a great idea, too! :)