Last year was the first year I’d ever canned (bottled) fruit before and I actually enjoyed it. We also really enjoyed having the peaches, pears and apples on our shelves all year long. Well, this year, I went a little crazy and bought about twice as much fruit as last year and have been canning for a few months now and well….I’m done for a while! Mom has been a great help canning with me, which makes the time go by faster (and the work too!). Saturday, the kids got in on the action. I decided they needed to learn how to can since it’s a skill they can use! They readily agreed.
Kevin manning the peeler, corer, slicer
Tasha did the cutting (cut out the bad parts and cut the slices in half) and Annika did the eating….I mean, bottled the apples and made sure they were sprinkled with lemon juice.
I’m happy to say that Kevin lasted 1 1/2 hours, while the girls went a little longer, about 2 1/2 hours. They were a great help and we had fun while we worked.