I was supposed to get together with some girlfriends to can jam today. I suspect Jacob has pink eye once again so I had to bow out. My lifes story it seems. Instead I made freezer jam. For the first time in about 5 years. It reminded me of making jam with Jeff’s grandma Doris. We made jam together a handful of times. At the time I didn’t appreciate all the effort she made to allow the opportunity for me. She provided the jars, pectin (only MCP for us), berries, lemons and sugar. I made up the jam under her supervision and then got to take the jam home. How generous is that?
Today’s batch was a raspberry/marionberry mix. Sadly, it’s the end of raspberry season so no more fresh raspberries for us. These particular berries were handpicked by my friends the Gates. Thanks so much! This gift will last throughout the year! The gift that keeps on giving.