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Back into the old ways

Friday, July 05, 2019

I went Strawberry picking early on Wednesday morning and came home with 11 pounds after a 40 minute pick. Two years ago I couldn't kneel for that long, so I haven't been in a while. I spent the next four hours turning the berries into two batches of strawberry jam and a batch of strawberry banana jam.
I also used the berries and jam to make a crisp for the Fourth. It was very tasty and I cut the calories by using mostly splenda as the sweetener and sticking to the recommended serving size.
I plan another pick on Monday as the temp and humidity are forecast to be lower. I want two more batches of strawberry banana and two batches of strawberry rhubarb jam. Some will be given as Christmas gifts and the rest will be used by the family. I will pick again for raspberries and blueberries as they come into readiness,
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    Wow I have not been picking in a while. When I was a kid my whole family went and the word Stumpidge. Funny word I am uncertain of the origin but we went picking, eating and enjoying a day. I admire you hard work. Boy, will the fresh berry jam be a lovely gift in December.

    Have a great week, Kate
    678 days ago
    I love making jam. How fun!
    679 days ago
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