Received my second bushel of Peaches yesterday morning. Last night I made 4 batches of peach jam (9 half-pints/batch). A batch of jam takes 6 large peaches, so I hardly put a dent in 2 bushel (70.5 liter) of peaches. My barter resulted in 2 bushel, consisting of 232 peaches, which weighed in at 118 lbs. This morning I skinned and sliced peaches, made a simple syrup and canned 26 jars for my morning or late night bowls of cereal. My simple syrup is a bit under-sweetened, so I can add them to hotcakes, or layered between french toast slices this Winter.
31 half-pint jars of peach jam
3 pint jars of peach jam
17 half pint jars of sliced peaches
9 pint jars of sliced peaches
I still have nearly a bushel left that I plan on freezing for shortcakes next winter, Of course I’ll save out some for Peaches & Cream Tarts, and a Peach Cobbler.
I skinned, de-seeded and canned 8 pints of crushed tomatoes this afternoon, but didn’t put much of a dent in my tomatoes. I have to get them canned before they go bad.
Tomato: Beefsteak (270) Preserved
Canned 8 pints of Slicing Tomatoes
Peaches - Bartered Harvesting
2nd Bushel Bartered for Strawberries & Blueberries