What's on your agenda for the day?
We have already been up, made a delivery for the shop, hit the Farmer's Market for eggs, a few beets and some more of the insanely sweet peaches from last week. They got canned and so will these. What better way to enjoy the bounty of organically and locally grown peak of season fruits in the dead of winter.
Now it's time to hit the road to go pick pears. My father-in-law has a rent house that has cherry and pear trees on the property. We nearly missed the cherries a couple of months ago due to the crazy travel schedule this year has brought with it. The trees were dripping with fruit and even at the last minute provided enough for 16 quarts of pie filling. THAT was a super long night of sorting, pitting, cooking and canning!! Rumor has it the pear trees are equally loaded. Yay for more late night canning escapades! (Never mind that my kitchen floor, counters and fridge are overloaded with enough produce from our garden to open our own market. It may be the dead of winter before I finish getting everything canned.)
Advantages of road trips in the truck: knitting while sitting on a bench seat scrunched up next to my sweetie.
Make it a great day and be ever aware of the blessings before you.