|Horse Creek Plum Jelly|
On through peaches and nectarines, canned, dried, and spiced into preserves with cloves and cinnamon. Then to the first applesauce from the transparent apples, one of our nicest crops of transparents ever. Somehow there are always a few extra dabs of sauce or jam left over after the last jar is filled for the canner. These go into a bowl and become our immediate reward for all that peeling, coring, and stirring. A fresh taste of harvest to smear on toast, mix with yogurt or just plain eat off a spoon.
|Sorting peaches before canning|
|A good crop of transparent apples|
|Jars on the wood stove ready to go to the cellar|
Now if only the woodshed were as full as the cellar.....
From Sara at Magpie Ranch, home of Bunchgrass Beef