Michelle and I tried our hand at canning this year. We did a bunch of pears, pear honey and soup base (onions, peppers and tomatoes). It took all day and we dirtied every dish in the house but it was very fun! We felt super domestic canning our own crop. Hopefully next year we'll get some apples from our trees (last year they froze in a late spring storm) and we can do some applesauce or pie filling as well.