Sunday, August 23, 2009


My best friend and I have been dealing with LOTS of apricots for a week now. We have a mutual friend who has trees of apricots that they just use for themselves but can never use all of them. She told us we could go pick all we wanted. Well, if you have never picked apricots, it is easy and goes very fast. That is a good and a bad thing. The good is you have what you need (and more) in less than an hour. The bad is that it is hard to stop as it doesn't seem like you have picked long enough.
Between the two of us, we have made nearly 70 pints of freezer jam (thankfully she has a clean nearly empty freezer to keep it in). I made 4 quarts of apricot syrup. I dried a dehydrator full of them. We have eaten lots as well.
We will remember these apricots well into the winter when we are covered in snow and wishing for sunshine!

1 comment:

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Oh yum. I missed out on the apricots this year and have been sad. Apricot syrup sounds wonderful and Calvin loves them dried. They will definitely make you happy this winter.