Nothing like canning 53 quarts of tomatoes whilst the biggest science experiment is going on...plus the total eclipse of the sun! My tomato canning friends, Patty Lubin and Marilyn Eichner, took it all in stride when: A) we did not have the "super powered" eye glass wear to see the eclipse "properly", but then Patty's neighbor (in Fairfax, VA) came up to the porch in the backyard offering up his only pair so we could all take a look-sie; and B) this offering of the "super powered eye glasses" was a few minutes before a huge storm rustled through with pelting rain that came exactly at our 81% at 2:43pm, but then...five minutes later, voilá, the sun broke out again, and we were able to see a partial eclipse with the lent "proper" glasses. It was like a comedy of errors, but it all worked out. Whew!
Thankfully, between running out in the backyard (with sun, wind, rain, and then sun again); watching the TV for the totalities around the USA, we managed to can four and a half bushels of tomatoes and spend a great day together witnessing this great event of sun and moon of Eclipse 2017!