So there I was, at one of our local farms picking strawberries this morning, bent over and lost in my thoughts, when it dawned on me that (hey!) it’s my blogaversary! The blog is never far from my mind, apparently. Thinking back, it was exactly three years ago today that I was standing in my kitchen, hair pinned up, apron tied on, wooden spoon in hand, stirring the big jam pot like I always do, except on that day I decided to blog about it. I should mention, my original first post entitled: Jam Kitchen, was deleted (by me), along with dozens of others for various reasons. Little did I know back then how long my interest in blogging would last, or how it would lead to hundreds of blog entries and photos to manage!
I also didn't anticipate how many wonderful talented friends I’d make along the way either. Two blog pals in particular, Wise Craft, and Simple Sparrow, both of whom, recently decided it was time to go in other directions. Just like good neighbors that move away, you understand, but wish it wasn’t so. (miss you guys)
Back to the kitchen . . the first batch---all done. Will cook another 2 quarts tomorrow. I'm testing the new plastic screw down lids. So far, so good.
The labels were fun to make. Feel free to grab my edited image if you want. Anthro Strawberry, compliments of Vogart #231. Next up: breakfast for dinner. And strawberry jam's on the menu. Yum!