Thursday, June 11, 2009

Berry Picking

I found a pick-your-own berry farm nearby so the kids and I set the alarm and got up early to go pick berries. Oh my, you can get way more berries than you intend when you have 3 kids picking! We ended up with 2 pints of raspberries and 8.5 pounds of strawberries! So right after picking we headed to the store in search of jelly jars and pectin. Emily and I spent the afternoon making 4 jars of raspberry jam and 8 jars of strawberry jam. It is seriously the best jam I have ever tasted, and not just because I made it. I'm really thinking about going back and picking a ton more berries and making jam to sell it; we are always looking for ways to raise money for our adoption.

Raspberry picking

Strawberry picking

All of our wonderful jam!