So we plant a garden and an orchard. We dig, water, weed, prune, spray for weeds, spray for bugs, scare off the birds and finally get something worth eating. Today was canning day. Marla, her mom and me ( I was mostly the go pick and clean guy) put up 20 quarts of peaches and 20 pints of jams and jellys. (peach jam, plum jelly, and plum/apple jelly)
It's amazing how much work goes into getting a bottle of peaches. We could buy a number ten can at the store for $2.39, but there is something gratifying in going from dirt to finished product. There is a good lesson for life in the Law of the Harvest. One has to work before enjoying the fruits.