Monday, June 16, 2008

Strawberry Jam Day

We have a long-standing tradition on our little farm of making jam. We used to grow our strawberries, but our advancing years have suggested we let nearby farms be the current supplier.

The cleaned fruit is crushed in the food processor. This is the second batch of berries, ready for the stove and SureJell.

The bubbling batch reaches near readiness. A rolling boil of one minute after the sugar is added completes the initial phase of the process.

Our shared Dutch heritage shows, as we use various old jars and lids to store our bounty. As we plan to consume all of this ourselves, we will freeze the supply and open each jar as needed.

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