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Blueberry Jam and Syrup time, plus some garden goodies.

Haven't posted for awhile, because we have been consumed with cleanup from the tornado - had to move everything out of the entire upper floor of our house and the garage so the roof repairs could commence - ceilings and rafters and damaged roofs torn off, dumpsters full of the detritus of that activity, huge vehicles destroying the lawn delivering wood and roofing materials - we look like refugees in a war zone at the moment. But as of yesterday, the roofs are enclosed again - what a relief!

But, in the midst of this, a neighbor got free blueberries from a friend and shared them - Darrell made blueberry jam when he wasn't building the new chicken coop, and plans to make syrup with a few more pounds of berries that are coming our way. I had to travel for my business and came home to find a dozen jars of jam awaiting our "from the kitchen at Coach Stop Farm" labels that I create.

And, the beets in the garden, which I had sampled the day before I left on the trip, have yielded more. I'm debating if I want to can them with or without pickling - maybe some of both! I roasted a small bunch of beets and made a beet salad on Monday evening.

Last night's supper included cole slaw made from a big head of cabbage, nice and sweet, that I cut in the garden after we did evening chores. I need to make sauerkraut with some of this year's cabbage. Broccoli is about ready, also.

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