Urban Basics

Getting back to basics in an urban setting

Strawberry Jam

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Not much can top home made strawberry jam grown from fresh, pesticide-free strawberries grown in your own back yard!
I am pretty proud of the fact that my 40 strawberry plants from last season tripled this season. I have almost 150 plants out back right now. I love strawberries and the fact that I got so many berries out of those original 40 plants makes me happy.
We have not grown much this season because we are moving right smack dab in the middle of the growing season. I feel like this season is a complete waste! But I do have some homemade jam so all is not lost. We took some pictures while we made our jam and canned it.
Here they are.
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These pictures were taken with my cell phone so please except my apologies for the poor picture quality.

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Author: stephdt3

My 3 children and I live on 14 acres in Savannah Ga. I have worked hard at turning the property into a thriving, self sufficient homestead. It has been a learning experience and a lot of hard work but its so worth it. I don't understand how our country became so consumer driven. We have lost so much of our production way of life. It is my goal to get back to basics any way that I can. My three children used be so hooked on TV, video games, computers, iphones and ipads. And while they still like those things, they now spend just as much time outside as they do inside. I hope by learning to raise chickens and rabbits, growing gardens, raising goats and riding horses and spending more time outdoors in general, my children will learn to love and appreciate a simpler way of life. I knew nothing about homesteading when I started this journey but I have learned so much and love every minute of it.

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