Strawberries ready to make into freezer jam
We plowed under our old berry patch and put out 150 new strawberry plants this spring. No real crop so we have been buying fresh strawberries to make freezer jam and frozen strawberries. My grandchildren and hubby like to eat hot biscuits with strawberry jam in the winter. We lucked out this year because the strawberries have been so sweet and favorful that we have purchased. I enjoy the task of getting down on my hands and knees and picking a basket of berries and the cleaning and jam making..maybe if God willing next Spring.
New Gallon Ball jar of plum cordial
The plum tree was loaded this year. I canned plums, made plum jelly, and finally I made a big batch of Plum berry Cordial. I enjoy making wine and cordial. Not much of a drinker but once in awhile we have a glass of wine or a small cordial. I purchased one of the new large Ball Jars, it worked great to mix up and store the cordial. I made plum juice out of the left over plums, added a quart jar of plum jelly, cooked with blackberries and strained. Then I added a bottle of peach liquiar...now it will set for a few weeks and then I will strain it again and pour into pretty glass bottles. A small glass of cordial after a big meal is like having desert.
Bing cherries in the blueberry strainer that Ang got me for my birthday!We purchased some peaches and nectarines today, our peach trees didn't even bloom this year.
Our apple trees and pear trees have several fruits on them...more to lay back for winter and to nibble on fresh.