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Canned Peaches in Thin Syrup
Hot Pack Method
(amounts for medium and heavy syrup also in recipe)
2 c. sugar
4 c. water
Dip peaches into boiling water for 1/2 to 1 minute, plunge them into cold water and slip off the skins. These kind of peaches are called ‘freestone’ because the pit is easily removed. There are another kind called ‘cling’ that you have to cut off of the pit and you have to peel with a knife. The skins to not slip off of cling peaches. You don’t have to peel them if you don’t mind having peels in your peaches. We don’t peel ours whenever we get cling peaches 🙂
Fill a canner with hot water and place it on high heat so that the water will be at least as hot as the jars you will be placing in there.
Heat the water and sugar together until hot and the sugar is dissolved. If you want a medium syrup, do 3 c. sugar to the 4 c. water. Heavy syrup is 4 3/4 c. sugar to 4 c. water. Place the sliced peaches in the hot syrup and heat until the peaches are hot through.
Fill quart jars with the hot peaches and syrup, removing air bubbles with the end of a wooden spoon or a chopstick. Leave a 1/2 inch headspace, wipe rims, and screw on the hot two-piece lids. Place them in the hot water in the canner. Once the water in the canner begins to boil, process (boil) the jars for 25 min. Once the time is up, take the jars out and place them on a thick towel to cool. Don’t touch the tops of the lids until they’ve completely cooled. You don’t want to ‘help’ them seal 😀 If you want pint jars, follow the same steps, only process them for 20 min.
We used to fill our quart jars with peaches halfway, dump in a 1/4 c. sugar, and fill them the rest of the way with more peaches. Then we would use water right out of the tap to fill them and put them in a canner that way. For some reason that doesn’t work anymore…we don’t know what happened, but our guess is the formula for the Ball lid seals have changed. One year over half of our 100 or so jars came unsealed 😛 Talk about discouraging! Last year we found that this hot-pack method works so much better!
Some old-fashioned heights for you. Can you imagine being these New York construction workers and working on those buildings with no safety cables and harnesses?!! Click :here: to see 13 more pictures like these 🙂
And in case you haven’t had your fill of heights yet…how would you like to be these inspectors, inspecting the Hoover Dam Bypass bridge, 900 feet over the Colorado River?!
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Something non-heights related [and quite funny!]
Graham (one of the little boys we babysit) shot a Nerf gun dart and it stuck on the wall up high. He brought Cassia over to it and asked her, “Can you get it down, because it’s your age.” [her height] 😀
One morning when we were babysitting, Campbell [the little girl we watch] was already awake at that early hour. After her and Jessica talked for a little bit, Jessica told her that they should probably whisper and she said, “Okay, but I can’t whisper when I sneeze!”
Isaiah came into Leah’s and Jessica’s room with his arms crossed, a funny belt around his waist over his pajamas, and a smile, and asked, “Do you like me?” [translation: do you like how I look?] 😀
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