Monday, July 21, 2008


I love the sound of jelly jars popping as they seal.

Actually, I love making jelly.

It's been several years since I've made any. Working full time and going to school was grueling and jelly making was one of the things that fell by the wayside.

Jenny had some blueberries and wanted to make jelly so today we did. I've never made blueberry jelly before but it's not any different. :)

We also made peach jam - I'd never made that before either.

Steven is picking up some more plums because I grossly underestimated the amount of plums needed. I love the color of plum jelly. It's a beautiful, rich shade of red. I can't wait to finish the plum jelly.

I missed blackberries so I'm going to get some frozen ones for more jelly. Actually, I just talked to Steven and he's getting them now.

I'm pretty sure I've missed grapes but I think we'll take a drive down the dirt road and see...

Did I mention that I love making jelly? :)


Tammy said...

Becky, it was so good to hear from you!!! I agree with you...I love making jelly. I used to help my Grandma Wiseman with it, but haven't done it in a while. This makes me want to try it again!

I really think that you'll like the safari. Their website is: if you want to check it out. There's also a cafe and creamery in "downtown" Grapeland. We did a picnic at the safari grounds, but the cafe looked really cute when we passed on the way home.

Take care, and tell the family that I said "HI!"


Chris Crouch said...

I sure have memories of the slave labor to make the jelly, but actually it is a very fond memory of picking berries for jelly. In fact I have a blackberry bush of sorts in my backyard and had a harvest of 3 last year, this year it looks even slimmer due to the hot weather, but I can still taste the ones i ate last year.