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Saturday, November 26, 2011


Many of you will remember we were out late one July evening at the farm picking raspberries in the 96 degree had been 100 earlier....and got a boatload of my FAVORITE berries and froze a bag of make into jam when it is not 96. We do this in the summer--freeze a measure of berries to make jam over the holidays when it is cooler to make jam, plus it is, you know, a taste of summer. The wife had also picked and frozen strawberries, and yesterday was the day...I am famously impatient and bad with this operation, so she clearly has to run the show: you can ruin jam easily. I was taking pics, per usual, and there were screeches of "don't blog this!" which I am sure she did not really mean..... in other news, I was fiddling around and got an excellent new green-blue glaze scheme idea, and gave the wife the mug below, super nice, and finally, potters will laugh when they see that Spike's favorite bed is a clay box set on the heat vent .....


Michèle Hastings said...

i don't know how non-potters survive without an endless supply of clay boxes... they are so versatile!

~ Sil in Corea said...

Love the color scheme on that mug! What a happy cat! ;-)

smartcat said...

Love seeing Penny up on the header!

Love the idea of making jam in winter....a breath of summer. Beautiful mug!

My three kittys are lined up at the desk slider drooling over the squirrels invading the bird feeders. Now that we are dogless squirrels and others are sort of a problem.

Busy Bee Suz said...

The Tom Petty song: Quit Jammin' me was going through my head!
Spike is getting his sun ON!!!

Lori Buff said...

Beautiful mug, I do one with a similar color scheme and it's a best seller. I hope the same for yours.

Cheryl said...

Oh my gosh I do love the header photo! Yay! As for the mug, its bee-yoo-tee-full!!

Glennis said...

BTW - Penny is a doll!

Anonymous said...

1) homemade jam!!
2) M is wearing a Moosewood apron?
3) Penny with lights! :)

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