Growing up on a farm I was fortunate to be surrounded by the many seasonal activities that one may associate with living on the prairies. The family farm had the cows, geese, goats, rabbits, wheat and chick pea fields, bailing was done once or maybe twice a year, we had a huge garden, a wonderful apple orchard and so forth. To say the least my parents were typically always busy doing something. The seasonal periods I remember vividly were the days of late summer when we all harvested the gardens, picked the apples and began the long process of canning. Even though I remember so much of those times, the smells, the heat, and the beautiful colours, I unfortunately was never able to remember the exact process for properly filling those glass jars. So, last week I decided to purchase a box of peaches and a bag of mini cucumbers and make a quick day trip home with anticipation of learning from my Mom how to can these goodies.