Friday, May 13, 2011
Yesterday was a little overcast- but the rain held off so we could get our berries!
First off- we checked out the flowers. Isn't that chair adorable!?
I even bought a few tiny little flowers. I am scared. I know I will kill them and it makes me sad that I would buy them only to kill them :( But you never know. I am a tiny bit hopeful that if I plant them in a pot by the door, we will see them and be reminded to water them.
More flowers! Pretty.
Time to pick!
Pick and eat. One for the bucket- one for the mouth....
All in a days work....
We got to feed the fish and.....
play around with the wagons. See! There are my pink flowers! Take a good look...because you may never see them alive again.....
The night before I had made a jello pie (make jello, mix with cool whip, put in a graham cracker pie shell, refrigerate)
A nice compliment to our strawberries.
OK- now on to our next mission: We are going to make..............no, no, I can't tell you yet- you'll have to guess...........
Cutting the strawberries......
Mashing the strawberries....(do you know yet?)
Mixing the strawberries with sugar and more sugar and more sugar and a little lemon juice, and some certo....you must know- YES! We are making jam for the first time ever!!!!
We made freezer jam which is really easy (but very messy).
I feel like Betty Crocker and Martha Stewart all in one!!! Although I am sure their kitchens do not look like mine did! It was a disaster and sticky everywhere. But it was worth it- and in the next weeks when we open the freezer and see the jam ready for us- that will be PRICELESS :)
The jam tastes awesome. At first the kids said, "it doesn't look like Gramma's jam. The chunks are too big."
But then they tasted it and their frowns turned to smiles :) :) It was my mom who inspired the jam-making. She is always bringing us freezer jam and Dave adores her freezer jam. So she told me to go pick berries and make Dave some jam.
Here is the freezer jam recipe we used. Have you ever made jam? Are the berries ripe where you live?
(blogger has been weird the last 24 hours, right? It was totally down- I could not post anything, and then it erased my last post. Sorry about that.)