Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Picking strawberries at Southern Belle Farm

First off today: I really enjoy getting to substitute. Today I subbed at the private school that sometimes calls me. Last year while sitting at Madi's gymnastics with all the other moms, Kim heard me say that I sub at Ben and Madi's school. She is the director of a private school and asked me to be on their list of subs and I agreed. So for the last year I have accepted jobs at both schools. So anyways today I was lucky to work at the private school. They have the coolest teachers and the sweetest spanish teacher. I would enjoy working there everyday.

It was yesterday that we went to southern belle farm to pick strawberries. There were strawberries galore. And what fun it was.
When we got back to the van there was a silly peacock doing some kind of funky dance for us.


Last night I washed a bucket of the berries to freeze. I laid them all out on cookie sheets and luckily I have two freezers so it was easy to freeze them over night like this.



Then today after getting home from teaching I grabbed the frozen strawberries and bagged and tagged them. Then I used this recipe to make some delicious strawberry jam. Steve just made two huge peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with it. Half of one of my jars is already gone...we may have to go back for more berries.

4 comments:

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Jeni~

That looks like so much fun picking strawberries! And homemade jam~ yum! The homemade kind does make the best p&j sandwiches, too, so it doesn't surprise me that it's going fast! :)

I hope you are doing well, and have a good night! :)

Amber M. said...

Yummers!

Everyday Gourmet said...

I love Strawberry picking. I remember going in Germany and getting the best berries. Your jam looks wonderful.

Heather @ Home said...

Yum-O!!!!!!!!!