It's taken the Thistles a long time to show themselves this summer and we're happy to see them finally blooming...their stunning prickly looking pink petals are a complete contrast to the other ruffle-like flower petals that surround us...and butterflies and bees love them (though today is quite cool so the butterflies are few and far between)...
I told you about making my Crab Apple Jelly a few weeks ago, and confessed that I added twice the amount of sugar than was needed. While the jelly is good, it's very thick and quite sweet (no surprise there...someone suggested reheating it and using it as syrup for pancakes...sounds like a good idea to me) and I had to try one more time to see what this Crab Apple Jelly would taste like if done correctly. I've just finished jarring the new batch and I'm hopeful the final product tastes as good as it did on the spoon! I'll let you know. The Pyrex container has 3 cups of remaining Crab Apple juice, not sure what I'm going to do with it yet, I'll probably freeze it for now and maybe make Crab Apple-ade...what do you think?
Mountain Man is currently off interviewing a few women who grew up on Pumpkintown Road and have several stories to share. Have I ever told you he is writing a book about life on Pumpkintown, both way back when and now? Folks around here are really interested in having these stories recorded! I think it will be really awesome...and FYI, you pronounce this area as 'Punkintown'...I'll let you know when the book is published!
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