This weekend we took on canning peaches. When our peaches became ripe, I didn’t think that I would can any peaches. I had looked it up and it seemed to be like a lot of work, but after seeing the number of peaches we had and after listening to a co-worker explain to me how to can peaches, it sounded pretty easy and that it would be worth my time in the long run. It is hard for me to pass up FREE and we do buy canned peaches on a fairly regular basis. When my co-worker offer to give me free mason jars, I was sold. She also offered me her pot to help the peaches. I found and use this website to guide us through canning peaches process: http://www.pickyourown.org/peachescanning.htm. We decided to the hot pack the peaches as the website listed a few good reason to hot pack them rather than raw packing them. Although, through the whole process, we did wonder if this extra work was neccessary. In the end, it really was a lot of work. It wasn’t hard, but just took a while to get through them all. I’m quite sure we had over a hundred peaches that we canned and in the end we ended up with 12 jars of canned peaches. So, if we were to ration it, that means one jar of peaches for us each month – which is pretty good.