cling vs. freestone

Yes indeedy, being the Central Valley agriculturally raised kids that we are, my brother and I (bonafide former 4-Hers) actually do know how to can, preserve, and dry our bounties. I missed the actual harvesting party out in Brentwood and goshiso lunch at Lucy Arai's house, but was around later that night to pit the apricots, peel peaches and watch Doug sterilize and cook the fruit down. Our rad mom STILL to this day teaches food preservation and nutrition to local kids in the Clovis/Fresno area and remains crazy active with 4-H, both nationally and on the Fresno Fair level.