Thursday 5 January 2017
A Taste Of Summer
Yesterday after a rummage in the freezer I pulled out 31/2 lbs of raspberries, they were harvested from the fruit cage end of summer.
It was a busy time for me and I didn't have time to do anything with them, so into the freezer they went.
Raspberry jam is my all time favourite of jams, I had used the last jar that I had in store.
A jamming session was on the cards for these raspberries
With sugar added they were soon boiling away in the jam pan, the smell was fantastic, a real blast of summer as it filled the kitchen.
Don't they look great, a lovely rich red colour, there is a lot to be said for making jam in January instead of summer when you just want to be outside. This lot is now ready to replenish the store cupboard.
I still have Blueberries from summer picking to do something with, along with a few tubs of mixed berry fruit, Tayberries, blackberries, black currants, they are earmarked for a mix fruit jam I think.
Yesterday evening when the goats were bedded down for the night,
We gave them there worming treatment, fairly straight forward to do, squirt it down there throat, they didn't put up any objections, this week end we have the Alpacas to do that will be a different story.
We went out for a meal last night, down the village to the pub, the food was great and its lovely to get out and be waited on.