Faith Family and Feathers

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My Mulberry Jam

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We are lucky enough to be able to lease property each summer to keep our lake cabin (trailer) on.  We spend almost every weekend there enjoying the beach, the water and all of our wonderful friends and neighbors there.  In the back yard of the lot which we rent is a huge mulberry tree.  Every other year this tree produces a massive and beautiful crop of mulberries.  Last weekend my daughter and I spent some quality time picking the mulberries and this week we processed them into a very yummy jam. Here is the process we used.   

I find jam turns out best if made in small batches.  So we used 4 cups of berries, 4 ½ cups of sugar and one package of Sure jell. 

Be sure to prep the berries.  Mulberries come of the tree with a little bit of a stem still intact.  We sat down with a scissors and simply trimmed off the little “tails”.  Then put the berries in a heavy bottom sauce pan and mush them up (a hand potato masher works great).  I added ½ cup of sugar to liquefy the berry juice a little.  Once the berries are mashed follow directions on your pectin.  I used Sure jell so I added the pectin to the existing mixture and brought it to a rolling boil then added the other 4 more cups of sugar.

  

Now bring to a rolling boil again and keep boiling for 1 minute.

Process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.  Remove jars and place on heat resistant serface.

Let them cool and store or better yet enjoy now!

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Author: faithfamilyandfeathers

Hi everyone. My name is Brenda. I am 41 and live in South Dakota with my 4 children (19, 17, 12 boys & 6 finally a girl!) and my husband. We have been married for 20 years and lived in the country for the last 16 years. My husband owns a road contrating business and I quit my job as an accountant 10 years ago to manage the bookkeeping side of his business and to spend more time with my family. We raise chickens and turkeys and just added ducks, bunnies and nubian milk goats (I love them!) the kids, the bunnies will be in (or near) their baskets on Easter morning.) I like about anything that makes us more self sufficient. I beliving in making as much of my families food from scratch as possible to control what goes into it. I try to reuse things as much a possible to reduce waste. With my last child I discovered the ease of cloth diapers and fell in love. I made all of her diapers and now give cloth diapers to all my friends having babies. I like crafting in general. Sewing, crochet, needle point, and recently I learned the art of soap making (love it). My husband and I both enjoy home improvement and remodeling. HGTV is my favorite TV station. I keep a nice size garden and like to freeze and can good things to enjoy all winter long. This year I'm planting sugar beets and will try to make my own sugar (without all the chemicles). My husband is a hunter so we enjoy making jerkey from the venison he gets. I'm active in our community by helping in the school and leading Bible study at church. I just love people and love to talk. I hope you enjoy this site and find many great tidbits related to faith, family or feathers. God Bless, Brenda

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