I dig this late summer rhythm.
Yes, things are still very busy.
But, this is about when we catch our second wind, see an end in sight and realize we are going to live through it all.
Plus, this is when the Peaches are on.
See. I smiled just typing that.
Seriously, who can be upset when the house smells like Peaches and when there is a Peach close at hand to grab and eat.
They taste like summertime.
Last night as I stood at our kitchen sink staring out at the sunset, peeling peaches to make Jam, and Manly was out baling hay, I thought "Hey, life really is Peachy Keen right now"
I have been putting up green beans, peaches (canned and peach preserves) and making sauerkraut.
I am going into making apple butter, tomato sauce and salsa next.
I am processing a batch of peaches now, I have till the buzzer goes off to finish this blog post.
We have been dodging in an out of thunderstorms for the last couple of weeks.
The rain and hail they bring have damaged some of the crops.
A freak storm came through last night and rained Manly out from baling hay and of course, worse off...rained on the hay.
Which is not good at all.
But, we are okay as a whole.
I see I have five minutes left on the timer, so I better wrap this up.
Just wanted to drop in and say hello to you all and hope your late summer is going well!
What have you been up too? Are you canning too?
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