We were lucky enough to move to a house that already has a pear tree, 2 apple trees, asian pear tree, and a peach tree. Unfortunately all these fruit decided to be ripe and ready at about the same time. I didn't want to waste all, so I decided to take up canning. My mom canned applesauce and peaches when we were young, but I was never involved (besides eating). So it was a new adventure. In the coming months we'll see how I did.