Saturday, August 02, 2008

Saturday Farm Photo: Golden Fruits of Labor


Freshly Canned Peaches Cooling by the Amish Produce Stand

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22 comments:

  1. What an awesome photo. And I may or may not visit the cellar occasionally to wallow in my own glass-jar bounty.

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  2. I want Amish neighbors who sell some of their wonderful produce and goods!

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  3. Perfection - and to think - before we knew better - we all canned every summer and didn't realize it was too hot to do it! Actually we did know - but rising well before sun up and occasionally moving the whole process outside for a real bounty of fruit or veggies.
    Your Amish neighbors are blessing your socks off this year aren't they? Beautiful,healthful foodstuffs - combined with your photo skills - woo hoo!
    Just --wait - here it comes-------absolutely PEACHY isn't it?

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  4. Oh, it makes me hungry and nostalgic.

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  5. I absolutely LOVE the sight of home canned goodies. It reminds me of my roots and I've always kept a few jars of home canned "something" in my pantry no matter where I've lived. I'm looking forward to moving back to the country myself and sharing the experiences with my daughter.

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  6. Amen to the freezer canning. Standing over a hot stove for canning just isn't how I want to spend my summer days. So our freezer is full of good stuff.

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  7. It's all about the freezer here. Much to hot to can. Have you tried mixing all the different types of tomatoes together before freezing. I was lazy one year, and froze all the different kinds of tomatoes together. I swear it made the best sauce.

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  8. What a great photo. Just amazing how much I now want to "can" something.

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  9. THAT is an amazing picture!

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  10. this is such a PEACH of a picture!! how wondering it looks and bring up so many good memories!
    thanks

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  11. What a gorgeous photo - gives me "pantry lust"! The sight of all those lovely fruits and vegetables lined up on the shelves is such a rich feeling of bounty, and it's even good when the power goes out.....

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  12. I'm with you. What a beautiful sight when it's all done, and how accomplished we feel!

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  13. My goodness! An incredible photo that is telling of a fulfilling life. One day!

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  14. We do a lot more freezing than canning, too. Besides the heat factor, we like the taste of most fruits better when frozen vs. canned. However, there is the finite space and power outages....

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  15. Oh, I can almost taste them...glorious!

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  16. Mmm. That's a lovely photo.

    I always thought I was just being a wimp, freezing instead of canning. But, these days I have multiple reasons for sticking with it -- less heat (as you've mentioned), better nutritional retention (yay!), and better flavor (IMHO).

    Fortunately, we also have the space for that big chest freezer!!

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  17. I just came across your blog, and it's lovely.
    Can't wait to catch up reading it all!
    Kasey

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  18. Bubba has teased me with the promise of a chest freezer now that we have power in the garage.

    We're so 1900's around here.

    But my canner's been on overdrive. With any luck, this weekend will be Tomato Canning weekend.

    Nothing gets my weird heart singing like a cupboard full of canned garden.

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  19. WOW! That photo is GORGEOUS! As always, awesome camera work!

    Mom and I still can tomatoes, hot pepper jelly, and salsa...also sometimes green beans. We usually freeze the pink-eyed and black-eyed peas--if there are any left at the end of the season. It's so hard not to eat them all when they're fresh and readily available 50 feet from the back door.

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  20. Your photo was an inspiration to me. Unlike so many of the comments I still love to can and find great pleasure in it. Going downstairs and grabbing a jar of these golden beauties this winter will be wonderful. There are now 12 jars much like in your photo standing lined up on the shelf. I freeze some as well, but we tend towards power outs in winter with ice storms and you can loose all you put up if you put it all in the freezer. Canning is an art that should be done more. Thank you for the push to do these beauties.

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  21. What a beautiful capture of the sunlight on those peaches. I absolutely love canned peaches. Yum!

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