The drought has brought on an early harvest of apples and pears. I have made Spiced Apple jelly and Spiced apple rings. There are alot of pears, but they are small and hard which makes it difficult to do anything with them except to pick them and store them in the basement while they ripen.
Cucumbers and Zucchini seem to be done as well as peaches. I am glad I don't grow all those veggies.....I enjoy buying them from other farmers and paying them for their labor and expertise.
I have some red fall raspberries, but they are very small and won't amount to much other than a snack for me and the birds. I am hoping to pick up some white pumpkins to make pickled pumpkin before the kitchen renovation begins.
Now that the canning season is winding down I won't be doing much more canning till the canning kitchen is finished . Once that is done I will be starting to can the fruit in the freezer to make jams and preserves.
As my dad would say" onward and upward".
Mary Will Sussman