No canning done today. I did break down and mopped the kitchen floor and cleaned the rest of the house. Went to the store today and picked up 10 lbs of mini carrots for 49 cents a pound. I will can some pickled carrots tomorrow and will check the pears to see if any need canned. Right now I have apples that I will make applesauce with, finish the pears and do the carrots. I will pick some apples in the next couple of days that I will use for pie filling and if the girls want more peaches I will get them picked. The 2 apples trees and the one peach tree are at the first place I gleaned. I still need to make a fresh peach pie to give to the owner. I took him some brown eggs, raspberry jam, peach jam and grape jelly the day we picked the first time. The owners are always out working on their yard and have a very nice piece of land that they have done a lot of work to in the last couple of years.
We saw some farmers out picking corn already. After the farmer that has the fields in front of us and behind us get his corn picked I go out and glean his field and use the corn for the chickens. Last year his son who lives 2 houses from ours made sure I found a pile of corn that had spilled off of the wagon. I was able to get a couple 5 gallon buckets of corn and gave it to the girls as a nice treat.
I sure hope we get the rain that is in the forecast for tomorrow. We need the rain, my fall peas and green beans need the rain and most important the well needs the rain. The other day when Renee was here we had to stop using water for a hour. When I can I have been using a lot of extra water washing the fruit off and washing all the jars. I try to keep a couple dozen jars washed and ready to go all the time.
Later, take care.