One thing about peaches is that you don't have time to wait around. When they are ripe they will not hold long and especially in this heat. So Tuesday I finished off the last of the yellow peaches. I made 2 more jars of peach pie filling and 4 peach jam with the last of them.
Then it was off to other things like okra..
This year I have went to the old heirloom variety Cajun Cowhorn Okra. My parents always grew this and I like that I can save the seeds every year from it. Also the pods get larger before turning hard which is also a plus. The plants are HUGE though but I have 72 acres so let it grow.
Can you believe that we are still picking blackberries with lots still on the bush. Since I have already made pie filling and blackberry jam I am just freezing these. Maybe the kids will want some.
These I am going to juice...
There are two different varieties of wine grapes here. One is a large red grape and the other is a small black grape with a slight taste of cherries. Also a wine grape. I am going to put a few jars of juice up for the kids. The seedless white table grapes are not ripe yet.
Not really quite sure what I am going to do with these! We have a bumper crop this year but I have already put up blackberry, peach and cherry jam this year. How much jam can one family eat. Maybe we shall just eat on them for awhile : )
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