Posted by: Irene Fridsma | November 13, 2010

Preservation Haul

we did it

met for the annual
apple preservation event

gathered around the work island
selected tools
sharp knives
large cooking pots
Ball and Mason jars
blue enamel canners

we worked surrounded
by bags and baskets loaded
with Jonathans and Cortlands
ripe and full of goodness

wide mouth glass funnel
measuring pitchers
oversize tongs for lifting jars
from their hot water bath

towels to dry them
pads to protect the counter
magnet on a stick
to retrieve sterilized lids and rings

this year’s team
mother and father
and three daughters

we cranked the gadget to remove skins
listened for the “click”

100 jars of sauce
18 Dutch apple pies

bring on the cold
we’re ready


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