Today’s Activities

Today has been such a productive day, it started off with more Mulberry picking, but after a while we just stretched an old mosquito net under each branch, shook the branches and loads of ripe fruit rained down. It was wonderful and so much easier than picking each little berry individually. They were washed and another 12 bottles of jam have been made, I really love this, I feel like a pioneer! The soap that we made a few weeks ago is hardening nicely and we will start using that in about a months time. So for now we have jam and handmade soap to gift friends and family with at Christmas:) I must start on some more gifts, Christmas is so close now!

I also managed to plant some seeds today for squash, pumpkins and sugar baby melons.

Catching mulberries…

We have discovered that we also have a white mulberry tree, those berries are in the basin on the right, I will make a new batch of jam for these.

This is Lucy Rabbit she is visiting us all the way from Australia. I will soon be sending her on to Kristen in the USA. Lucy has been patiently watching me make jam all day:) It is so lovely to have her visit us:)

I love these Calendula flowers, I have planted them all amongst my veggies to attract bees and other pollinators.


A shy apple…

Happy Wednesday:)

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3 Responses to Today’s Activities

  1. The Handmaden October 27, 2011 at 6:49 am #

    An abundance of beauty! I love to make jam too 🙂

  2. Linda October 27, 2011 at 7:56 am #

    The Handmaden,
    Making jam has been such fun! Thanks so much for visiting:)

  3. K October 31, 2011 at 9:29 am #

    Did I tell you that we found mulberry trees in our yard too? They just sprang up on their own, smack in the middle of all the non-productive box elders and the wild plums. We had no idea what the trees were – so tall and thin with such interesting leaves. It was years before they began to bear fruit. And now they bear heavily. But they are so tall, having so much competition for light, that we can’t reach the fruit. So I think I will adopt your strategy next year, and maybe make some jam of my own. I just wonder where they came from?

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