Still waiting....

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I am still pregnant and while I wait for this baby to come I am trying to finish up this year's canning. As I stirred the plum jam this morning I was a little bit glad that the apple trees aren't really mature enough to have born any fruit this year, and that we only got a couple gallons of pears, because between the peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums, berries, crabapples, squash, cucumbers, and corn, I had my hands full. It feels good to have almost all of my jars full of food. There are still lots of blackberries and some apricot puree in the freezer that need to be made into jam, but right now the freezer is so jam-packed (not with jam!) with sale-purchased meat that I don't have space for jam.

I'm planning on turning the rest of the tomatoes into spaghetti sauce on Friday, barring an early arrival of the baby. We expect freezing temperature tonight, right on schedule with our area's average first frost. There are even snowflakes in the forecast! I am looking forward to fall, with its soups and baked goods full of pumpkins and spice, and a new baby to cuddle while we sit in the warm house.