Many families in Bulgaria survive by tending gardens. They grown and eat fruits and vegetables, and gather them to conserve them in jars for the winter, when there are much fewer locally grown fruits and vegetables. Many times, the conserving process is a social process, bringing friends and family together to work for a few hours, and to eat and drink, and be merry when finished. As seen in the picture, most families have an outdoor patio, with grapes hanging overhead, which are later used to make wine and rakia. This picture is taken in August 2010, and we had been peeling and jarring tomatoes, and were now at the end process of jarring, and sealing them.