I have spent the last few weeks preserving....for what? I don't know, the winter I guess. I am so sick of it, but not sick enough to throw all the tomatoes, peaches, pears, raspberries, onions, in the trash. Sometimes I wish I were heartless and could just throw out perfectly good produce, because it becomes hours and hours of work. I could not, would not bottle the produce this year, so I decided to freeze everything and I will say it was 10,000 faster and 5,000 times less messy!
From left to right, back row first... tomatoes (roasted, then frozen), "sugar peaches" (our favorite, peel, slice, treat with 'fruit fresh', add sugar...freeze), pear sauce (an invention of mine this year...we'll see if it works out), and raspberries (mashed and frozen for smoothies or ice cream sauce).
This is how I feel looking at my fruit trees and garden and imagining all the work I have ahead of me.
"It seemed like a good idea at the time."