Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wild Fruit

Levi enjoyed the picking the plums and savoring the sweet juice. He even figured out he needed to hand me the pit and the skin. What a sweet, sticky mess he was when we finished.

This summer was an eye-opener for me. This area is brimming with wild fruit for the picking! Alyssa had always been scouting out places to pick berries or crab apples. But this summer I actually got into it. We found lots of apples and made applesauce, wild plums...made plum jam, and wild grapes...made grape jelly. Also, one night I found Kent in the kitchen canning a jar of grape juice from these wild grapes. Now isn't that impressive! He said he remembered his mom doing it and thought he could give it a try.

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