There's really not a lot of time to can and preserve when you have an active puppy. Nonetheless, I've manage to put by some pizza sauce (fantastic for fast throw-together gluten-free pizza dinners) and can some peaches. Here's a quick glimpse inside the kitchen. I've been minus two kitchen helpers because the weather's been so nice-- they've been playing outside whilst the 'rest' of us work away in the house.
With the addition of a canine to the house, Percival is now allowed in spaces once forbidden-- namely the kitchen island. He needs a safe zone from the overzealous puppy, and I suppose this is as good as any place. Besides, he keeps me company when I'm canning!