Strawberry Freezer Jam

We’ve been having fun and getting sticky at our house. I think getting sticky is one of my kids’ favorite activities. This time I commissioned them with the job though.

Yesterday we made five flats of strawberries into freezer jam. Yummy!

Making Strawberry Freezer Jam

I took this picture when we were just starting. My fingers were still clean enough to use the camera. I promise that that table did not stay white. It was eventually covered with bags of sugar and boxes of pectin and empty flats and plastic containers. We had to set up another table, because we didn’t have enough room for the jam! We had the table and the aprons and the fingers smeared with red before we were finished. For that matter the kids didn’t keep that eager look on their faces the whole time either. In fact, they went AWOL on me and started riding their bicycles and tricycle all around me, while I was reminding them that I wanted to get done as soon as possible so that I could have some sleep last night and their help would be very much appreciated.

Riding his Tricycle

G’tums is very proud that he can pedal his tricycle. Finally his legs are long enough. So he was the first to go AWOL, unless perhaps it was for reasons of his age!

Well, that’s a short post on something that took a long time to accomplish!

2 thoughts on “Strawberry Freezer Jam

  • July 1, 2009 at 6:33 am

    Yum! Freezer Jam. Yeah! That's what would happen at my house~people going awol on me. Good idea doing it outside.



  • July 2, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Fun, fun. On the freezer jam. Strawberry is my favorite. We made one small batch so far. We'll have to get back out there and pick some more so we can have more set aside for the winter. Getting those willing helpers to stick it out is always the challenge.


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