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Thursday, June 29, 2017

I ordered 8 quarts of freshly picked strawberries from my CSA to make strawberry freezer jam.  I thought it would be a great thing to do while Libby was recovering from her wisdom teeth surgery.  (It was! Mixed in with some knitting, of course.) And now, we have jam to last all year.  Which is great, because that is how long the jam will last in your freezer.   I remember the last time I made it.  By month 9, the kids were begging for me to buy blackberry every time I went to the store.  They were pretty tired of only having strawberry.  But the best thing was, that when they tasted it again, all three were excited that I made it.  They remembered they loved it.  And forgot they became tired of it!
It really is quite simple.  And extremely delicious.  I used the recipe right out of the sure-jell box.  That was the same recipe I used years ago because that was was the recipe Erin used.
I'll be looking for ways to use the jam.  That just happens to be butterscotch pudding with homemade whipped cream and strawberry jam for the girl with the sore mouth.  She loved it.
Okay.  Let me tell you,  I love bunnies.  They really are so, stinkin adorable. Especially those babies.  However, we have an entire family (grandparents, parents, babies, uncles, aunts, cousins) eating our zinnias.  They ate every. last. one.  Right down to the stem.  We literally have a "stem" garden.
I am a hopeful though, and just today bought a couple more flats and planted them this evening.  I bought a bunny repellent to help.  Either that or I just gave the bunnies some new treats.  😊

I'll be back tomorrow with a really great giveaway.

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  1. Growing up in North Carolina, my daughters were use to a rotation of jams and preserves...strawberry, peach, blueberry, name it. However, Montana has proven to be a bit of a 'drought'. But some rhubarb/strawberry and cherry jam. But will be back in NC next year and can't wait for more jam!