Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Apricots, Apricots

Turns out that birds also like eating my apricots.
And so do squirrels!
(Yeah, we have all kinds of critters 'round these parts)

We did salvage two 5-gallon buckets full of apricots though.
So~ what's a gal to do with two buckets full of very ripe apricots???

Jam, of course!

 11 Pints of Freezer Jam
5 Pints of cooked Jam (pain in the patootie to make!)
4 Quarts Nectar (or Chewy Juice as Rick's family calls it)

See anything unusual in this picture?
(Besides the really dry, hope-it doesn't-burn field?)

Here's a little bit closer look.
She was in the garden, by the apricot tree. She startled Shane, or he startled her...Or both.
He ran in the house, she ran to the back yard; for her photo shoot.
Shane thought it was a really big buck, but he turned out to be a she...with big ears!  


  1. What a beautiful visitor you had, but those jars of sweet goodness are even more beautiful. I used to have an apricot tree. :(

  2. Those jars look beautiful. I'm jealous of your nice work. I don't have the patience to do canning.

  3. I love apricots, but have only canned once in my life and haven't attempted it again. So I only eat them a short time during the year while they're in season. :(

  4. The jars look beautiful and tasty. Glad you have gotten some made. I know that it is just not going to happen for me this summer. The deer photo is wonderful... how close are you for the picture?

  5. My mom used to make apricot jam. Seeing yours makes me feel a little nostalgic!

  6. I guess the deer like your apricots too.
    YUMMY....I love apricot jam.
    and apricot pie !!!!!!!1

  7. Glad you managed to save some of the harvest for yourself. :o)

  8. Oh I just love apricot jam!
    A friend told me to try it on fried potatoes...and she was is delicious!!

    Smiles :)

  9. Yum!! and YUM!!!
    Canning is so much work, and so worth it.

    My hubs would love an apricot tree.

    Beautiful deer!!!
    What a fun visitor.