This past spring, a woman from church was talking about how she buys blueberries in bulk. She then freezes them and eats them on her cereal all winter long. I really liked the idea of getting fruit in bulk. In 2008 I had learned how to can peaches and pears, but I had not done it since then. Thus, this past May, I went out to Mishnler's General Store ("the Amish" on Barry Rd) and ordered myself some fruit. I am not sure what I was thinking in May because two weeks ago when I went to pick it up I about had my eyes fall out of my head. I had ordered three boxes of peaches, two boxes of pears and one box of blueberries. I was canning and freezing non-stop for four days in a row. My feet hurt, my back hurt and I never wanted to see another piece of fruit or a glass jar again. I have two gallons of frozen blueberries, six 8 oz jars of peach freezer jam, 30 quarts of canned peaches, a quart and a half of peach ice cream or pancake topping, a gallon and a half of frozen sliced peaches, three 8 oz jelly jars of pear butter and 38 quarts of canned pears. I should have had two more quarts of both the peaches and pears but darn it all they died in the canning pot. When the final jar broke I was so exhausted from doing this that I stood crying in the kitchen. I might have been a slight mess, and I swear next year I will not do this unless I have someone to help me, but at least I can say it is done.