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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Making Jam, weeding beds

I took time today to make the strawberry jam with the berries that I had been picking. Some I had frozen till I had enough.Thawed those and got the jam done. I had 5 pints and 8 half pints. That should be good on a hot biscuit or over ice cream or melted on pancakes. Uses for strawberry jam is limited only by your imagination.

Got my ceiling fan installed in the summer kitchen too. This will help a good deal and maybe I wont need to run the A/C so much. When I am busy out here it is a waste to run the air conditioner with me going in and out all the time. Its a little fan and its so cute.

It was really hot here today. I got out early and got the onion bed and asparagus bed weeded this morning. I think there is room on the south side of the onion bed to put up a little trellis and plant some gourds. I really would like to have some luffa gourds to dry and use for scrubbing things outside and to use indoors as well. I think it would be cool to have the luffa gourds sliced into chunks and then make some homemade soap and embed the luffa in it. Would make a really good scrubber for the bath. Hmmm, maybe I will do that soon before the garden stuff comes in. Not much else happening here today. So till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.



Mrs. Mike said...

Puyallup Valley berries not ready yet for a week or two- so much rain right now and degrading forcast- hoping doesn't sabotage this years crop.

Pokeberry Mary said...

I'm so jealous! Our berries did the weirdest thing this year and came ripe in bulk the week of my daughter's wedding! I didn't even have time to pick them. :( I saw on the news that most berry growers are getting their last batch now as this year the heat we had in April through off the strawberries. So I guess it was just a goofy year here.

stella said...

Hi ya'll well maybe I am blessed to have any berries at all then. Mary maybe you can get a fall crop if ya have everbearing. And mrs mike I hope ya have plenty of berries to pick. Some how I never manage to have enough to eat my fill and can too. lol