Saturday, September 12, 2009

Jam Sessions

I'm up to my eyeballs in summer fruit this year, I'm getting good deals from all the local farmers. In June I canned strawberry jam for the first time, and all but four jars of that are gone, given away to friends and family or eaten by the boys here at the petting zoo. In July, Barrett brought me ten pounds of blueberries from Michigan, some of which were frozen and the rest went to make blueberry jam. Yesterday Mom and I made white peach jam and canned nine jars of fresh peaches.
I bought ten pounds of concord grapes at Soulard market this morning, and this week, I'm attempting jelly for the first time. From what I've read, it is a bit more labor intensive, and takes longer to make, but I just can't stop myself.
Maybe being pregnant has addled my brain, but I feel like I HAVE to can all this fruit for the winter this year.

4 Comments:

Blogger AnnieBeeInChi said...

Would you mind saving one of those jars of strawberry jam for moi? You know I'm a fan...and a creature of habit.

2:48 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Any time you need some free yarn you just go ahead and bring me some of that jam. :) :)

2:52 PM  
Blogger JJ said...

Oh My Gawd, I can't believe you posted.

10:44 PM  
Blogger Gretchen said...

Well you need to shore up supplies for the winter when Pa can't hunt and Mary being blind and all.

10:36 AM  

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