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.


~enjoy

10 comments:

FIONA said...

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

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com 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!

XOXO
Jen

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,
Robin~♥

~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!
Robin~♥

Christine said...

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

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

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

Christine said...

Robin...it 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!!

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