Up to our elbows in apricots. 50+ lbs.
My good friend, J came over today to help can all of them. I gave her a gift of apricot jam last year, and she's been looking forward to making more for months.
At last tally there were 32 various size jars of apricot jam, 6 trays of apricot gummies dehydrating, 5 quart bags of diced apricots in the freezer for future use and 2 trays of halved apricots freezing in a single layer for smoothies. Phew!
J knows me too well. After a long morning of canning she Did. My. Dishes. I love her to pieces. She knew that if she left them in the sink they would still be there tomorrow. Possibly even next week. That's a true friend for you.
While we canned the kids went outside to play. I snapped a few photos of them cooling off while we sweltered over the hot stove.
Working hard now to enjoy it later...