Elsie and i quickly fed the chickens and started some school before Mimi (my mom) arrived. As soon as Little Young was down for his nap, we got to work with the pears.
Mimi and I both have a device called an "Apple peeler, corer, slicer" and it does just that. The pears don't have to be cored l like an apple, but this labor saving device is worth the little bit of waste. Chuck ran one and Mimi ran the other, then everyone started noticing how fun it was. Wasn't long before the two controlling the crank we're racing. If you didn't know this already, when there are children involved, the way to get work done really fast is a race! I collected the pears that were done and started two pots of pear sauce (like Apple sauce....I'll share the recipe tomorrow). After the pots were full, we still had 3 gallon bags for the freezer and a huge bowl to dehydrate. And Chuck put a bowl under each device to catch the juice.....smart boy :)
What a great day! I love my schedule and would not be able to function without it, but you have to leave room for unexpected events. We will miss out on a blessing or a chance to bless someone else if we don't stray from the schedule sometimes. I am so thankful my mom came today, what a blessing.
|Mimi and Posie|
|Snail snacking on a non-conformant pear|
|Chuck and Mimi racing...lol|
|The huge tub of pears, this is after a third was already done!|