Life has been full these past three weeks. It has been the good kind of full, with visits from dear friends, making sauces for the freezer, preserving and harvesting, and the usual business of family life. As a result, my blog has been sadly neglected. I have realized that I need to snatch little pockets of time as they are presented to me.
farm girl on a tractor
As I wait for my lovely kotata berries to juice, I realize one of those little bits of time has just been handed to me! The children are all outside, either working or enjoying the perfect blue and golden summer morning. The steam extractor is doing its work on the stove, giving me lots of juice to turn into deep crimson jelly this afternoon. My kitchen smells wonderful,and I always love seeing the rows of jelly jars cooling on the counter, knowing that come winter, we will have lots of jars of summer time goodness to slather on our freshly baked bread! The steamer is an old Saf-t-born my parents bought in the early 70's. It has seen a lot of use!