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Wednesday, January 21, 2009


These peaches were dropped off at our place last night by one of hubby's workmates.

So guess who got the job of peeling, stoning and cutting

and preserving.

22 jars of peach preserves, 1/2 of which will be given back to hubby's workmate.

The leftovers will be made into jam.

The jars below are Bertolli Spagetti jars, and work just fine for preserving when we have run out of Fowler's jars. They need to be the poptop variety of jar.

For those that want to know more about Fowlers preserves go here.

It was a cooler day here today with a temperature of 32C (89.6F).

Tomorrow's forecast is 36C (96.8F).

Hotting up again to 40C (104F) by Sunday.

We collected ds books this morning ready for school. Tonight he has been putting his name on all the books, pencils etc. We have purchased a new pencil case and lunch box as well. Uniform is all organised, he starts high school next Wednesday, and is getting a little nervous.

I had a new 6 month old baby start care with me today and our grandson came over for most of the day, so I wasn't much help with the peaches. Hubby would like to try apricots, but we will have to wait until our two trees bear fruit, next year hopefully.

Hope you are all keeping well,

Until next time,

x Tania


  1. wow that is a lot of peaches, but think of all at lovely fruit you will be able to have over the winter, it was well worth all the hard work.

    Gill in Canada

  2. Excellent info re preserving, thankyou.

  3. I bet that took awhile! It will be well worth it though!

  4. Apricots are beautiful.

    You must have had to organise all new uniform for school. That is great that he is ready. We go back on the 2nd which is late for us. My daughter didn't have to change uniform for Year 7, but I did get a new sports top.

  5. I also got her her first pair of reading glasses!

  6. yum,Lucky you to be able to recieve make and give back such great preserves!
    Yum...I can just imagine them and some whippedcream.
    The heat is something else at the moment is'nt it!
    And today here is sooooo windy!


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