Saturday, 23 July 2011

Jam and other things

Last night I made my first batch of preserves for 2011. Saskatoon Berry Jam. I was able to get 8 250ml, 1 125ml and 1 150ml. I should have just made another 250ml, but it did not look like I had enough so I got the too smaller ones and then once they were both full and I had some more left over I had to give myself a slap. Oh well its still all good. I like to make the tiny jars and give people a sampler of 3 or 4 different jams. The cool weather outside made making jam a breeze! I'm usually overheated and the house is overheated and that makes for grumpy times. Last night it took me just under an hour and I did not even break a sweat. However, with our 3rd day of overcast rainy weather I am looking for some heat again.
Saskatoon Berry Jam
In other news I am happy to report that my leeks are finally up. Not very many though maybe 6 about enough for a couple of batches of leek soup. I think I may have pulled out a few while weeding though. Next year I think I will start the seeds inside since our growing season is just not long enough.

The garlic is still a no show. After my mother and I had planted it I read online that you are suppose to plant in October or at least before the first frost. Live and learn I guess..lol I still have faith that something could still come up in the next few weeks, but I wont hold my breath.

My cauliflower seems to be taking off, however nothing is forming as of this moment. It claimed to be an early maturing hybrid, but I think they might have been full of it. It is yet another first time in my garden veggie. So like the leeks and garlic I will know better for next year.

In funny news the kitten have almost figured out how to get out of cat flap. I watched Bast call them while standing at the flap and then I could see their little bodies on the other side of the flap trying to get out. It was very funny and cute. However, I was glad that the best they could do was get a paw out each.
Bast calling the kitten to come out side

2 comments:

  1. Love watching a mummy cat with her kittens...or a Gen with her chicks and how they teach their young ones! Good luck with your vegies! We plant cauli and garlic in autumn here.

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  2. Hello Mrs.Bok thanks for stopping by :) I don't think I have ever seen a hen with her chicks.Good reason to buy some. Thanks for the well wishes. I am going to have to try and plant cauli in the fall now too. Thank you for the advice!

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