Monday, July 12, 2010

So far...

...we are having a berry fun summer. Don't these berries, from my husbands berry patch, look absolutely wonderful!

Here is one of our many plum trees in our back yard, which I might add, is looking very promising for a great harvest. I can not wait, to pick that first ripe plum, not to mention, the first batch of jam from this sweet fruit bearing tree.

I am excited, once again, to wrap some of these jams up and send them off as gifts to friends and family. I bought these cute little Polish glass spoons at a little shop at the Pike Place Market to pass out with a few of my jams. The burlap I used here was from a bag that some corn came in. I saved some cute cards that I have received and cut them up to make these cute cards for my jam. All in all ~ I think they turned out really cute.

Our little pond is full of tadpoles and a few surviving gold fish that made it past, not only our long cold winter, but a few hungry raccoons as well.

Our strawberries and Raspberries are all tucked away in the freezer now in the form of freezer jam.

I hope this summer, thus far, finds each and every single one of you happy and healthy.



FIONA said...

Oh yum!! Berries, particularly raspberries are my absolute favourite! Your photos just about allow me to "taste" them!

Jen @ said...

Everything looks so good! What a cute little jam all dolled up! It sounds like you are having a great summer so far - I am so glad!


Tea With Tiffany said...

I love summer berries and plums. Actually i love all summer fruits. Enjoy!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi Christine,
It's so great to see you back to blogging!
The pear jam looks amazing!
Your pond is so cute too. I really need to get my son busy in our back yard creating one. He has done so many with waterfalls for the neighbors-Time for him to get busy doing ours!

Hope you are having a great week,

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hey Christine,
I am in Bonney Lake~
My husband and I take alot of daytrips to hike or just hang out. It would have been funny if your son's were in the background pictures of ours! I don't remember seeing them up there though-Mostly a bunch of older people that day! Plus one family with some little girls that Noelle was waving to.
I'd love to have coffee with you sometime but I am pretty much raising my granddaughter at the moment. As soon as that changes I will let you know!

Christine said...

Robin~ Now, I do remember, you telling me this before! let me know and we will meet up for coffee! How about four corner's starbucks? Would be fun!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Where is 4 corners Starbucks? Should I know this being I've lived on this side of the State for 6 years? :)

Christine said... is where Kent Kangley ends at the Maple valley highway there.

Darlene said...

I didn't realize you were blogging again!! Good to see you!!!! Oh my! creative as EVER! I LOVE YOUR JAM! and how you used a bit of this and a bit of that... so cool.

Winterwood said...

oh christine just popped in to have a read and see what youve been up to and saw one of your polish spoons - it really caught my eye and wow, I dont think Ive ever seen one like it, thanks for sharing! that jam looks delish!!