Friday, August 29, 2008

Canning day.......(strike one)

So last weekend I took the girls (and Bri's friend) up to G's beautiful ranch where they swam, played, pet miniature donkeys, sunbathed, picked mulberries and explored the great outdoors. It's such an amazing place to just go and relax, so that's just what we did. G, Andrea & I had a blast sipping wine, picking berries and watching the day unfold.

We made a plan to can those berries for jam because they are so stinkin delicious. It was lots of fun but our jam turned out more as a syrup and don't think the jars were quite sterile. Maybe we should read up on canning before we attempt our next batch. Can't wait to try it again.

Maya made a new friend in the field

Dusk by the pool

It was a fun and memorable day with the girls that filled me up with joy. Looking forward to another one soon.


Cristine said...

Syrupy jam is the best, especially over ice cream, waffles and pancakes and anything else worth sweetening up! When I jam I use the Sure Jel Freezer Jam recipe...very easy, no sterilizing required! I love Maya's new pet...what an funny girl!

Andrejka said...

I am soooo glad I left before the 8 legged friend showed up . . .yikes! And by the way . . .where's my syrup!!I had soo much fun too..

joyfulgirl said...

Ewwwwwww, my syrup batch went down the drain because I didn't refrigerate it right away and really don't want to be responsible for anyone's hospitalization. Maybe G has some she can share for your botulism delight. It was great seeing you...again soon for sure.