These are a few additional pictures from today.
|The iris' are coming into bloom and are so stately!|
|The pink lilacs are getting very full|
and smell so wonderful!
|This is a bird house that my dad built|
a long time ago - I'd say it's withstood the test
of time - it's been on that fence post at the
entrance to the field since around 1995.
|Cleaned and cut Rhubarb and Strawberries with a little lemon|
juice in the pot ready to stew.
|Starting the cooking process - the fruit begins to give off it's juice.|
|Add the sugar - this is a little blurry - must be sugar shock. |
Continue to cook and melt the sugar.
|Ah, cooking nicely - starting to bubble and the sugar is melted!|
|As it bubbles it begins to foam a little - this needs to be skimmed|
off with the spoon.
|Result of skimming the foam - discard it.|
|beautiful red color - almost ready.|
|This part is just me - the jam is ready to put in a jar at the last photo.|
I like to add a little nutmeg, cinnamon, and some of my homemade
vanilla - kicks up the flavor even more.
|Here is the final product - in a jar and ready for the refrigerator until|
we get ready to eat it up. *The portion I prepared made a little more than
this one jar - just enough this time that I won't need to do the canning