Ahhhhh, the fruits of my labor! We went peach picking for the first time yesterday. Mama's got a new canning pot and is armed with some new knowledge, so let's get to it!
Peaches in hand:
Peaches in pot:
Skins and flesh in simple syrup mixture for iced tea later (trust me, it'll be much needed after all this work making peach butter!
And all done!
My goodness that was a lot of work for such a little output! 4 1/2 pounds of peaches yielded 4 pints of peach butter and almost 4 hours worth of work. It's really tasty, though!
Halfway through the cooking down process I googled how long this process should take. Apparently it's much easier to just throw all the peaches in a crockpot over night and can them in the morning! I'll try that next time.
But, here we have it. Nice, pure, simple Peach butter! Nothing but peaches and sugar!
My mom says I should have been a farmer's wife!
Next up: freezing my homegrown 'maters: