We did not can nearly enough peaches last year. The peaches turned out to be so tasty and we went through our 7 or 8 jars very quickly.
So this year we decided to do more. Seward Co-op had their peach sidewalk sale last weekend so we picked up a 25 pound box. By Monday most of the peaches were ripe enough so we set to work.
First you throw them in boiling water for about 60 seconds, then you put them in cold water. If things go according to plan, you should be able to peel the skin right off.
And where do all those skins go? To the chickens of course!
Then we sliced ours in quarters and put them in water again to heat up.
Right when they came to a boil we ladeled them into hot jars, screwed on the lids, and them put them in a hot water bath for 20 minutes. We did three batches, back to back, for two dozen canned peaches! Yum. And we still have frozen peaches from last year. =)