Strawberry Jam

I have just spent 2 days making jam with my mom. It has been great fun although a little tiring and hot. We made your basic strawberry jam (without a lot of sugar) and strawberry lemon marmalade from a recipe from the Ball Canning book. I wanted to make strawberry rhubarb pie filling and can that also but apparently you need a special starch to do it safely which we did not have. We did make strawberry rhubarb pie though and it is delicious.

I need to work a list of things to accomplish this week. I have so much to do and don’t really know where to start. I still have to keep the kitchen cleaning and house cleaning on my list everyday to remind myself that this needs to get done first. It is not my favorite thing but I feel so much better when it is all clean.
I am hoping I can sew more bibs for the baby and burp cloths. I need to make a list of the things I still need for the nursery.
The next few weeks are going to be busy with the DH doing extra work and 4th of July vacationing I want to try and get some projects finished so they are not waiting for me when I get back from our long weekend.

The garden is finally all planted so that is a big relief. I am not sure how everything is going to do but we have had a good mix of rain and sun so hopefully the plants will thrive.


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