On the way home from Colorado this past weekend, we stayed in Grand Junction, CO overnight. In the morning, we went to the nearby town of Pallisade where there a lot of fruit farms. We found some wonderful pears and bought two boxes to take home and bottle. Fortunately, the pears were a little green; so we were able to wait until Monday to put them up. They were just perfect--nice and juicy and sweet. Chuck cut them in half and cored them, and I peeled and packed them. Then we processed them for 30 minutes in a boiling water bath on our Camp Chef out on the deck. Everything worked beautifully, and before long, we had 23 1/2 quarts all done. We listened to Mormon Tabernacle Choir music as we worked, and the time went quickly. It was really kind of fun working together on this project. Now we will be able to enjoy home canned pears this winter.