div class="note"div class="note"click on the photos for larger images!hadashi's peach tree was very very productive this year, thanks to responsible watering and the judicious use of a bird net. what to do with all the bounty? enter Ms. Jen and her box o' Ball jars! she's great at research, so after consulting several sources -- including a canning savvy grandma (always the best source) -- all we needed were the right tools. a quick trip to cooking mecca Surfas yielded a cheery red-accented set of tongs, funnels, and more! between all the boiling, chopping, sterilizing, and funneling, we not only had a great time, but produced a half-dozen jars of absolutely delicious peach jam. well, it's more like peach compote, but who cares? it tastes like sunshine and will be a welcome topping to breakfasty things or ice cream especially once winter rolls around. happy tastebuds all around!