"...for we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make" ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Just Peachy :)

Vicki is a person who know how to get things! One of the things she acquires every year are Georgia peaches. This year I got a 1/2 bushel box of them from her, and made them into jam- a LOT of jam!

I started at 8 this morning, and ended at 3 this afternoon. 7 straight hours of jam making! I'm pretty tired just now... jam making is not hard, but it is intense, and once you start you have to keep going until you're done.

There are 15 pint jars, 16 half-pint jars, and 6 quarter-pint jars of jam. It took 7 batches to get these- 28 cups of chopped peaches, 38.5 cups of sugar, 7 lemons and 7 boxes of pectin! I made a total of 376 ounces of peach jam- that's just short of 3 gallons!

Nearly all the jars have sealed- there are two that don't look like they are going to, so we'll have to eat them first, and quickly! Oh, darn... :) Peach jam is so yummy on peanut butter sandwiches, pancakes and ice cream!


  1. That is a lot of peach peeling! What yummy jam - wish I could sneek a jar!

  2. Yum,
    don't forget to hide some in your sewing room... :)

  3. Yum! When you come after I get back--peach jam, Bleak House, and those double-pointed needles--although hopefully I'll have purchased some by then because I need them.

  4. What a lot of jam! It does look delicious and I do like peach. Ann :)