Once you've had home-canned peaches and pears, the stuff from the stores just won't do. This is only about 1/3 of the amount I used to can when the kids were little!
As I was "putting up" these peaches I thought back to 20 years ago when I was putting up peaches and pears at about this time, maybe a week later in September. Cara was 2 years, 9 months, Nate was almost 15 months, and Danae was due in 2 weeks! WHAT was I thinking? Oh for the energy of my youth, and to have my babies back for a day. Just a day. I like them as adults now. But, I digress.
Peaches. Canning. I learned from my mom and grandma, and now I refer to the best book on canning ever, that mom gave me about 20 years ago! Thanks mom, I've used it well!