Here's the final product, just in case you were doubting ... :)
some of my utensils - the funnel was a new purchase just for my experiment!
one of the new, fancy-pants tricks I learned about canning was to boil the peaches for about 45 seconds and then pop them into ice water (see below) ... the skins peeled right off!
I ran out of ice, so I substitued an ice-pak, and it worked pretty good!
watch those peels just slide right off...
I boiled them in a "light syrup"
And here they are! mmm... so delicious....
I read that if the syrup is too heavy, the peaches float, but even with a light syrup, they still floated...so I think I just need to fit more peaches into those tiny little jars!!!
Now I can't wait for next year to try some more! I picked up a cherry-pitter, just in time for cherries to head out of the supermarket ... alas, another year will pass... but beware fruit aisle! I'm waiting anxiously!!