Late August brings anticipation of BC peaches and all their goodness. Home canned peaches are well loved by all of us, so we make time to can some every year. This year, the girls really wanted to help and experience the process with Mommy, because they love eating them out of the jar so much. :o)
I don't recall this from previous years, but this year, every-single-peach had a sticker on it. And when you buy 100 lbs of peaches, that's a lot of stickers to remove! Good thing I had my happy helper Joy-Belle on hand. This proved to be a great job for her!
The girls had had enough after a while, and happily went off to play, each claiming an empty peach box to use as their "car" or something. It was a great idea, and kept them marvelously entertained and contained.
Unbeknownst to me, however, was this sticky glue on the peach boxes, that basically melted due to the humidity in the house from the canners boiling on the stove, and therefore it became very spreadable, and I spent two days going around the floor with Goo-Gone, cleaning up it's mess. Needless to say, it was bye-bye to those boxes! (the glue was on the top of each case, so I did let the kids keep the bottom half.)
I'm thankful for the blessing of having good fruit put up for the winter, and for the grace to do the canning by myself this year. I've always had a mature helper before, but God had it all planned out this way for this year, and it was good!