While bottling raspberry/blackberry jam this morning I was thinking about my mom and aunt June bottling tomatoes when I was a child. I was very young but I can remember they would start at the crack of dawn and go all night. I remember they would talk about everything and anything together. These are memories I'd like for my own children to have. One difference I noticed is Joe and Drew bottled with Stacey and I. When I was growing up bottling seemed to be considered "women's work". I love that Joe and Drew enjoy being in the kitchen with Stacey and I. We had a blast and I love making memories with my husband and friends. Hopefully one day our children will be able to look back and remember when their parents spent all night and day canning and cooking and talking and laughing and enjoying each others company.
We bottled: Salsa, Tomato Sauce, Spiced Peaches and Peach Butter. I also bottled Raspberry/Blackberry jam.
Part of the canning process.
Salsa and Tomato Sauce.