Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

July 3, 2012

A Rainy Day!

Fortunately, we have had a day of rain. The gardens and even the grass was starting to get very dry. I gave the garden a token drink yesterday, just in case the rain missed us. That is a sure thing to bring it on!

I was down to two jars of raspberry jam from last years crop and still had about 40 pounds of berries in the freezer, so it was time to convert them to something useful. There are now 16 pints of jam in the pantry. I would have kept on going except that I ran out of sugar.

If it rains tomorrow, I will do another 3 or 4 batches. The berry crop is likely to come in while we are on vacation. I suspect that we will allow "free picking" to friends and relations.
Yum!

10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

UGH! i'd be happy to come 'free-pick'! ugh! :)

TexWisGirl said...

p.s. gonna drop off a pint or two of jam on your way thru?

Alica said...

Raspberries are my favorite...that jam looks good!
Glad you had some rain...we're hoping for a thunderstorm tonight. It's clouding up, so we'll see.

Bernadine said...

Oh my goodness! These look fantastic. Seriously, if I stare long enough, my mouth would start watering!

Terry said...

Yum!

Texan said...

Yummmmmmy!

joyce said...

Great looking jam! I wish our raspberry patch would increase in size, maybe I need to transplant the stalks out of the raised box garden with the poor soil to a better area.

S. Etole said...

Makes me miss my mother's frozen strawberry jam. It was so delicious. We need rain here, too. Blessings for your trip.

luckybunny said...

Yum to the jam! My fave. I'm glad you had some time to make more... nothing like watching your stocks getting low to encourage work! ;)

Karen said...

Oh, yum...how much to deliver???