During Tyler and Kaelyn's first week of school I went over to my friend Robbin's house and made jelly (scuppernog, concord and mixed) and pear butter with her and our friend Carol. I had some really neat pictures that I wanted to share on here, but I deleted them off my camera after loading them on to my computer (which I normally never do) and then I ended up losing everything that was on my computer. Anyway back to my day of making jelly. When I got to Robbin's house her husband had already been out to the grape vines and picked a bunch of grapes for us to use in our jelly making process. We soon realized that we were going to need some more grapes, so I set out for the vines along with my camera and a bowl to put the grapes in. While I was picking grapes Robbin was getting a five gallon bucket to take up to the house that was full and I mean full of pears. Once back in the house, we got the grapes on to cook and then started peeling pears and slicing them up for easier cooking. When Carol got there she had her concord grape juice (she had them from last summer and cooked them and took the juice to make jelly with and froze it) ready to put on the stove top to start the jelly making process. She also brought us some fried chicken for lunch. Here is a look at the jellies and pear butter after getting them in their jars.
|Concord Grape, Scuppernog, Mixed and the Pear Butter.|