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A million years of jam

A few days ago I canned my very first jam. I had avoided it for so many years because I thought it was difficult. Not so. Especially when you have help. My sister-in-law and I went over to my mother-laws-house to can our brains out! 5 hours, two stove fires and sore feet from standing the whole time…we came out with 63 bottles of jam goodness. I came home with 23 bottles to add to my already 10 containers of freezer jam I had done (one, because I had found out how super easy that is and two, I found strawberries for a $1 and blackberries for $.77…you can’t beat that!) I was so pleased with myself that I had enjoyed myself and made some beautiful jars to add (start) my food storage.
A while back Rhonna posted this free download that I snagged. I had no intentions at the time to even make any more jam, but thought they were adorable. They came in handy. Last night I used those strawberry jam labels and made my own (not so fancy) apricot cherry labels and boysenberry labels (even though I just figured out that I spelled it wrong….darnit!) Do you think we can live off of water and jam? Because that’s what comprises of our food storage!

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    {Susan...Seriously.}
    June 21, 2009 at 2:38 am

    yummy! i love homemade jam!

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    u can call me R-foo
    June 21, 2009 at 3:11 am

    right on!! i still don't know who to make jam and i sooooo need to learn!! LOL!! looks tasty…mmmm!!

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    Holly
    June 21, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Way to go. I am proud of you. They look so so good. Really=====great..

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    Loralee
    June 21, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Food storage never looked so cute!

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    Stephanie
    June 22, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Awesome. I did my first canning in May and LOVED it!

    The Rhonna link has expired…any chance you could email me the PDF of those labels?

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    Alayne
    June 24, 2009 at 2:04 am

    Yummy! Your jars look good enough to eat!
    Any chance of passing along the recipe for the apricot cherry jam?

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    Brooke
    August 10, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Fun! I did the same thing with my neighbor. Now I just need those darling labels for my jars. Can you pass it along? 🙂

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