We've been busy freezing blueberries, peaches, and okra.
DH has been canning apples, applesauce, apple butter, and pears.
We have been "putting food by".
"To 'put by' is an early nineteenth century way of saying
to "save something you don't have to use now,
against the time when you'll need it.'
...Putting Food By, 1975
We will enjoy these pears on those cold days of Winter!
"Putting food by is the antidote for running scared."