Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Strawberry jam and a pink moon...

Yesterday my daughter-in-love and Grandangel, Hazel Peach, and I made strawberry jam at their house while Frank Sinatra sang in the background. It's a tradition we have -- playing Sinatra while making Strawberry Jam. I didn't do very much stirring or jamming or anything. I mostly played with Hazel and we read a book together, Good Night Moon. I got to take one jar of jam home and let me tell you.....it tasted like spring had sprung. I nearly ate the whole thing on my morning toast, but I resisted for the sake of the rest of my family. However, I did take the last of the uneaten fresh strawberries on my counter, added in a few frozen strawberries, and made a small batch of jam of my own. As you can see, I licked the pot clean!

This evening after chores, l@@k what came up over the snowy horizon...
A Pink (nearly-full) Moon!
Tomorrow night is the real Full Moon.
Tonight at 10:15 p.m., it is -8* and I'm staying up to check the heifers and lambs before going to bed. It's going to be so cold out there, but I'll bundle up really well. Poor lil babies out in the cold. Good thing they have mamas to cuddle up to -- warm and snug.


  1. What a nice tradition to make jam together. I can imagine it took restraint not to eat too much at once!
    Great little video too. The kids were in such awe to hear mommy sing.
    Your moon is so beautiful. I don't know that I have ever seen it in pink.

  2. Such a pretty moon! Hopefully we'll be able to see it tonight -- it's been raining here for three days. Booo. Looks like you're keeping warm making jam -- how yummy!

  3. Oh I'm smacking my lips just thinking about that jam. Beautiful shot of the moon.

  4. Hey! I was looking at this same moon last night. Too cool. I watched it peek into the sky, enjoyed it's night light while I was up stitching, and then watched it say goodbye when I took one of my girls to the bus. Just so you know, I did sleep away some of it's beauty:-). I'm looking forward to this evening's show since we have a clear day.

  5. Strawberry jam makes the house smell so good! And a pink moon to match :)

    Good Night Moon was one of our favourite stories.

  6. I am so glad to see strawberries in the store this week! I hadn't even thought of making jam, but now they are on my list and ready to be bought! Thanks for the idea!

  7. Yummm that sounds so good. The Berries I have bought have been pretty good so far...love them. Loved the video very sweet.


  8. Wow a pink moon, I love it xoxox Clarice

  9. I love the title of this post, and the thought of strawberries and a pink moon is delightful. "Fly me to the Moon is one of my favorite songs sung by Sinatra. Hopefully, you have that one to listen to.

    "Goodnight Moon" was a favorite book of my son when he was small. I've saved it, in hopes that one day we'll have little ones to read it to again.


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