Farmgirls do it in the Kitchen

by Scott Smith

Today’s farmgirl adventure: Plum Jam.

There’s a small plum tree surviving in a jungle of weeds in our side yard. It was covered with fruit and I decided that it was time to venture into the kitchen and make some jam. It turned out GREAT. I had some on a piece of bread after it cooled (mostly) and let me tell you, you can’t buy that in a store. I have eight jars of jam sitting all sealed and labeled looking pretty in my kitchen. I guess I’ll have to try to make it last longer than a week.

Someone down the road is selling grapes. I may have to give grape jam a try since I bought 3 dozen jelly jars. I may wait until my hands heal up from all the boiling water and molten sugar I exposed them to though.