Thursday, June 24, 2010

Jam Making

Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era. I think I would love the quilting B's and the canning days with other women, but *sigh* I was born a couple hundred years too late :o), so I can on my own. My favorite thing to make is jam. Funny thing is, I eat very little jam. It's my family's job to eat it :o).

I've been making jam this week, despite the heat and humidity and no central air. Hoo boy, am I thankful we bought that pool!

I've made strawberry and strawberry rhubarb jam so far. Next up on the agenda, will be rhubarb jam (The rhubarb in my garden is still doing well and I have enough to make a batch of jam rather than freeze it for winter eating), and mulberry jelly -- if I can find a recipe for it. We haven't checked the mulberry bush in the neighbouring field yet, but I've heard a few people say that the mulberries are ready, so it's time to go have a look...

 We'll after a toasty morning walk we've discovered that they're not quite ready yet. We'll check again next week.

9 comments:

  1. Good heavens...is there anything you can't do???

    We have a huge mulberry tree in our front yard. The most ambitious I get is hoisting Lily up to the branches to pick berries to pop in her mouth.

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  2. We're in the thick of strawberry season and looking forward to raspberries - the household favorite :D

    I love, love, love the look of canned jam, but I always make freezer jam.

    Go figure.

    If you lived next door we could have our own quilting bees, and you could teach me to can!

    Julie

    Julie

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  3. Lol! Yes, there are many things I can't do. That reminds me. You know those clean house photos? Those were taken within five minutes of cleaning each individual room and I didn't show you the photo I took of the bathroom where I was tossing everyone's excess stuff. You should see those rooms again now!

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  4. Julie, that would be so fun!! Then I could admire your dogwood in the spring too!

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  5. I want to jam with you:O)
    I have never seen a mulberry before. You are so cool!!!

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  6. Wow! And all without central heat! We have a neighbors mulberry tree that halfway hovers over our yard and drops mulberrys every which way. I am pretty sure she hasn't sprayed it but I can't be 100% sure. Our rabbits won't have anything to do with them and mulberries are everywhere. I would love it if we could eat them!

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  7. I would love to live in between you and Julie, so buy me a plot of land! There's so much I can learn from you amazing Proverbs 31 ladies :-)

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  8. I love the fruits that make jam making days just spell summer! I too have felt at times that I could have fit into another era very well. There was a time I would preserve most things in some way, herb, fruit or vegetable. Mulberry jam, oh please let me know about this one!

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  9. Oh boy, I wish I could send my little guy over to your house. He is my jam and jelly fiend. He'd be in heaven!

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