Well, what did you think I looked like?

Well, what did you think I looked like?
It was a late night!

Monday, 16 August 2010

I Am All Jammed Out!!!

Its been a while since the last post, but its been soo busy round here.
I am up to my ears in jams and jellies, as usual for this time of year.We have found a fantastic blackberry patch right next to two yellow plums trees, right off the beaten path, and no sign for two weeks of any other scrumpers. Sadly I have run out of jars now, but the freezer is filling up fast so we should have plenty to last us through the winter.
Add to that the wild red plum tree at the allotments which we totally emptied today, another 12lb you can see I have my hands full, this lot is going into some Plum Jerkum/Turbo Cider, and this week I have to start the home brew season ready for xmas.
Jam wise we have 'put up'

  • Blackcurrant Jelly
  • Damson Jelly
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Plum Jam
  • Apple and Mint Jelly
  • Bramble Jelly
  • Yellow Plum Jelly
  • Redcurrant and port Jelly
  • Sweet Chilli Jam
  • Apple and Rosemary Jelly
I still have the marrow and ginger jam to do, but may leave it out and use the marrows for marrow rum this year.
Connor wants to make carrot jam, so we may give that a try.
At the moment I am thoroughly enjoying the jewel like glowing colours of the jars in the cupboard, I much prefer jellies to jams, not keen on skins and 'bits', only jam missing is raspberry, as we didn't grow any this year, so I may have to buy some so I can complete the set.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Things may be quiet on here, but i IRL they are not quiet at all, least said soonest mended but I am back to campaigning again, it was hard to stay away, suffice to say its all very hush , hush due to retribution threats.
Other news, no job yet, but I am volunteering for a local charity/group for single parents, thoroughly enjoying it, and working towards getting a job in civil liberties campaigning ( the not hush hush side).
The allotment is heavy with produce, too numerous to mention, but totally delicious. One week into the summer break, kids have already driven me insane.
Love to all.