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Friday, October 2, 2009

Kids learning how to make apple jam

Tending the garden of the heart - Day 120

Dad pruning the apple tree and getting the Flowering Crab apples off the branch so we could make jam.

Two different types of apples - flowering crab and crab apples

The girls cutting off the stems and blossoms from the apples.

Flowering crab apples.

Cutting off the blossoms and stems.

Cut blossoms and stems to become compost.

Apples being washed.

Apples in the pot to be boil.

Apples mashed after being boil and drained of its juice through a cheese cloth.

Boiling the apple juice.

Adding sugar for sweetness.

Getting bottles ready for sterilizing.

The jam is ready - has been tested in the freezer. It will set well in a few days.

Jam in jars.

Sealed and getting another set ready to go.


  1. Nice. I never thought to eat crabapples. We used to through them at each other when I was young.

  2. That's what our kids first started doing until we decided to make jam out of them. It's amazing the things we take for granted at times when we don't know what to do with them. We may be sitting on golden opportunities but didn't know it.

    Thanks for posting.


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