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    07-01-2013, 05:25 PM

I think my mouths watering here.
I love strawberry jam yum.
The rail road tracks have a host of fruit growing from apples pairs we have rubarb at a place called fullers end.
Strawberrys at south tottenham black berrys plumbs cherrys.
And blue berrys as well.
On the railroad embankments you can dig up horse radish as well.
I think the blue berrys make mould wine I think.
Its beautiful on a cold day when warmed up.
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    07-01-2013, 05:45 PM
This weekend, I put up 6 1/4 quarts of pie cherries, 5 pints of pickled beets, and 5 1/2 quarts of peaches--they were a gift and quickly going soft.
    07-01-2013, 06:04 PM
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Next person who says they've picked and canned or done anything with it is going to get pins stuck in a wax effigy of them - or their horse - your choice
My one remaining cherry has disappeared, a whole load of plums got washed off and blown off last week - nowhere near ripe anyway, nothing is growing like it should and if it doesn't stop raining soon my entire garden will likely float off up the road
Yes I'm p****d off
You've been warned !!!!!!
Now carry on without me
    07-02-2013, 10:14 AM
Jaydee, want me to send you a jar of jam? And, if you want to stick pins, make it the horses and I'll get you a list of accupuncture points to jab on each one

Got 21 pints of Raspberry jam made. Still have tons to pick, think I will be making DH a pie for our anniversary tomorrow and once my kiddo is sick of being stained purple I will freeze the rest.
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    07-02-2013, 10:18 AM
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MHF I am glad you posted first, I was a bit nervous.

I hope Jaydee gets some jam, Jaydee, how about some Blueberry Port Jam, my latest concoction?

MHF, you are killing me, I have to buy raspberries at $4 a pound, I make one batch of jam a year for my Dad, he loves it so.
    07-02-2013, 10:40 AM
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I did notice that the gooseberries are looking hopeful so maybe I have a chance with them and there are some blackcurrants - but the pink coloured ones are disappearing fast. Blueberries - not many of them left, I can now count them when I go chat to my plants on my daily garden walk!!!
I've planted 2 lots of beans now and some bloody thing eats them as soon as they get a few inches tall - last year I was giving beans away I had so many.
I'm thinking maybe we need to make a wire mesh enclosure for the small fruit bushes - something you can walk into.
I do have lots of weeds though
    07-02-2013, 10:59 AM
Originally Posted by Taffy Clayton    
MHF, you are killing me, I have to buy raspberries at $4 a pound, I make one batch of jam a year for my Dad, he loves it so.
Ouch! Should have stopped on your way through, you could have easily picked a 5 gallon bucket full to take home. This is what it's like in normal years, glad to be having one again. With last years drought, I watered a small patch that grows by my hay barn, even then we only had enough to eat on ice cream once. I'll snap a few pics of the bushes when DD & I go out this afternoon.

I'm guessing another week and will be up to our eyeballs in blackberries too if you want to come picking

ETA: I've never ate gooseberries, enlighten me.
    07-02-2013, 11:39 AM

We got our garden in very late so nothing there yet. There is a local blueberry farm and if I can make the time I will go pick but will just freeze those. I have plans to make some strawberry jam with the kids but will just buy the berries.

We did plant several fruit trees and a couple of raspberry and blueberry bushes this year. We have been wanting to do that for years! Glad we finally got it in.

Has anyone made watermelon jelly? I tried once and it didn't turn out but it was the prettiest jelly!
    07-02-2013, 12:12 PM
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Not sure how to describe the taste of gooseberries and they don't really compare to anything else very well - there's a variety that's quite 'sharp' and I find they are the best for making jams and desserts when you add as much sugar as you need but not so good for eating as they are. The other type are rounder and can go to pinky to almost red colour, they are a lot softer and sweeter so nice to eat with ice cream or even salads as they are

Taffy - can you post the recipe for that blueberry jam you mentioned?
    07-02-2013, 12:13 PM
Watermelon jelly? Nope, haven't ever tried that. I do, however, love love love watermelon pickles and it's a good use for the rinds, though my horses might disagree since they don't get any lol. The only "pickles" I will eat. So yummy!

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