After the peaches are scalded they go in a colander then in a sink of cold water with ice cubes, next is to peel and slice them in the other sink and colander
After I have a batch worked up they go to the light syrup until they are warm, then its into the jars. I use a wooden grill skewer to remove the air bubbles. I like to use wide moth jars and a wide mouth funnel but someone has taken off with my wide mouth funnel. I wasn't about to look in the garage or sand box to hunt it down, next trip to Williams Sonoma I'll be picking up a stainless steel number!!
My canner will hold 8 pint jars, once you remove them from the canner I put them on a towel on the counter for at least overnight. Once they are good and cool I remove the rims, check the seels and wipe the jars down with some warm water. I don't want to take any chances on sticky stuff getting on my canning shelves to attract bugs.
Tomorrow night is canning a batch of tomatoes into pizza sauce and a batch of bread and butter pickles for gifts. The dehydrator is loaded with cherry tomatoes, bell peppers and jalapeno peppers, they should be ready to jar up in the AM. I LOVE dehydrating it is so much easier!!! Thanks for hanging with me on this way too long post. Canning season is so close to being over, for whatever reason I have really struggled keeping up this year, I think I might need more chocolate.