When I first typed the title, I accidentally wrote persevering. Make no mistake, friends–to complete a marathon day of canning is to persevere indeed. On Sunday, we joined friends to pickle green beans and okra, cauliflower and eggplant, carrots and daikon radish, not to mention making apple butter and asian pear jam. We had plans for canning honey peaches but when hour six of canning came around, we needed sustenance in the short term and we bit into those in the summertime way–skin still on, juice dribbling out. Not a bad way to say goodbye to one season and usher in the next. Fall, we’re ready for you.