Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Jam Update

Please enjoy my canning post since I haven't been doing much crafting this hot summer.

Made my first batch of jam at the end of May: strawberry.

The only thing that would make them better would be if they came from my garden.  But, unfortunately, we only got about 5 berries from all 6 or 7 of the plants.  Fingers crossed for a bumper crop next summer, though.

A few weeks later I enlisted my husband's help to pick a whole tree's cherries (from a friend's front yard).


The pitting "party" lasted a very-long week.  :-S

But there were so many cherries, I was able to can two batches...


...dry two dehydrator-full batches...

...and Husband made two cobblers.

AND there is still 2+ gallons of pitted cherries in the freezer waiting for the weather to cool off enough to make two more batches of jam.  I think we'll leave the rest for a few more cobblers down the road.  :]

What is everyone else up to?  I've missed blogging & reading about what everyone is up to.  Hope all is well!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, those cherries! They look delicious! I'm glad to see you're making jam. I was hoping to make and can some jams this summer (for the first time) but I don't think it's going to happen. I'll live vicariously through you. ;)