Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Solstice!

I must admit, with 4 days of sunshine since April 1st here in the Pacific Northwest I'm finding it hard to believe that the summer solstice is upon us.

To *celebrate*, we spent the day canning the first produce of the season. Strawberries.

So far we have 12 pints of strawberry lemonade concentrate and 12 jars of strawberry freezer jam - which we prefer for the fresh taste over water bathed strawberry jam.

The Little "helped" by taking the largest strawberries, biting off the end, and then putting the rest of it back. Ahem.

Please pardon the horrible photo - I was too tired after a day of canning and crafting to worry about my flash.

Preparing for much more canning this summer.

Blessings to you this solstice evening.

Simple Mama


  1. happy solstice! here's to more sun for you, gal. next month, eh? ;)

  2. Yum, jam! Happy solstice. I hope the weather improves soon.

  3. YUM! i have never heard of canning strawberry lemonade concentrate. Where do you get your recipe? It looks delicious.

  4. Happy Summer Solstice to you too Mama! Like Katie,I'd love to see the recipe for your strawberry lemonade share,
    Pretty please ;D

  5. Oh!! you must share the recipe for the strawberry lemonade concentrate. Please! Please! =) I can't stop drinking the stuff during summer months.
    I too, am happy that the sun finally came out up here in the Pacific Northwest.