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Pigs and strawberries

There is never a perfect time to start anything so here is the start of our farm blog.  Today on the farm began with…To market, to market to buy a fat hog (or 4) then home again, home again jiggity jog. Here are our 4 new pigs sleeping in the grass after a long ride in the trailer.Movie A Dog’s Purpose (2017)

I am so happy to have pigs on the farm again. They are neat animals. They eat all of our kitchen and garden scraps and help us improve pastures. I realized tonight how much I enjoy walking up to the pig pen after dinner to feed them leftovers and scraps.

After we got home the strawberry patch was calling to me. So we harvested this and made this:

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There were so many strawberries that we can’t eat them all right now. So a batch of strawberry freezer jam is in order. If you have never canned or preserved anything before, I encourage you to start with this. Here if a summary of the recipe:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/strawberry-freezer-jam/

It is the same as the one in the Sure-Jell fruit pectin packets. It is soooooo easy and soooooo delicious. It brings back memories of eating my grandma’s homemade jam on buttery toast.  I made 2 batches. The first one didn’t gel but no worries. We ate some over vanilla ice cream and it tasted like homemade strawberry ice cream. YUM! Another great day at Watermark Farm!

 

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