Monday, June 28, 2010

We be jammin'.

Lately we've had more fruit than we know what to do with.
Someone asked me how we keep the deer away from the mulberries.
There are more than enough to go around!
We definitely have a lot of deer come through the yard and nibble, but there's still plenty for us.
We probably have 15 or more mulberry trees.
And now we've moved on to apricots.

Apricots coming out of our ears.
I've made numerous batches of apricot jam.
Neighbors have come and picked bags of them.
Friends have come to pick them.
And this is just from one tree, so far.

We have several more apricot trees that haven't fully ripened their fruit yet.
Holy apricots, batman!!

For jam, as of now, we've made mulberry, apricot, spiced apriot, and peach apricot.
I have an almond apricot coming too.
And who knows what else.

I think someone told me once that apricots only produce fruit every third year, so if that's the case this is the right year.
I've tried looking on the internet and couldn't find any info.
Does anyone know if that's true?

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Susan R said...

This is a real accomplishment. Believe it or not there are not a lot of people out there that still do any kind of home canning. I'm impressed.
I used to do a lot of canning, but I no longer have my own garden, so there isn't much need for it.
The only thing I can now is peach jam and syrup.

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Thank you Susan!

I just can't let all this fruit go to waste. :)

Jackie said...

You've done a great job! I've been toying with the idea of canning. The equipment is a little expensive though. Maybe next year.

Monique :) said...

Looks so yummy! :)

Polka Dot Moon said...

Yes, you are jammin'! Now I've got that song stuck in my head :)

We used to have an awesome plum tree in CA and I made Plum Jelly all the time. I miss that tree.

Melinda said...

Oh, yummy! Nothing like homemade!

Fruit stand in your future??--if so I'm there. You can't be that far in the state from us!

Have fun!


Erin Burns said...

Apricot jam is my FAVORITE!
I haven't canned anything in a couple years. But you've inspired me. Maybe my tomatoes this summer.

Tina said...

Yummy...send me some apricots, please! :)

Natalie said...

woweee, you are amazing! i love jams :) we have more fruit this year then every before, it's unreal isn't it?!

Unknown said...

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Colleen in CO said...

I will totally buy some of that jam from you - is it shippable to CO? I have wonderful memories of my great-grandma canning fruit - peaches, pears, apricots, etc.
P.s. When do you sleep??? :-)

Ruth said...

peach apricot for me please! you're incredible. kindly chuck me some of your energy.

Kelly said...

Apricot jam is my FAVORITE!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Oh yummy! You've taken me back to our four years in France. Abricots were our favorite there!
Now I must go find a graham cracker and add some apricot jelly!

Sara said...

i'd buy some too...ship to CA?

Chad and Jody said...

seriously, we'd buy some too. Can we come pick some fruit sometime?

Nicole @Team Pipkin said...

WOW! you have been busy. those all look so yummy!
i'm not sure on the apricot producing thing.

angela said...

I grew up with apricot trees, and I remember them dropping tons of fruit every year. Here's a little article you may be interested in:
Love your blog! :)