This is our story of creating our own backyard homestead. Gardening, preserving food, raising goats and chickens for meat, milk and eggs, soap-making, and anything else we can figure out how to do for ourselves.
Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before. Then people who are not Christians will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others. First Thessalonians 4:11-12 (NLT)
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
I got 8 cups of juice from the 6 pounds of berries I hung last night. I processed this into syrup and got:
9 - 8 oz jars,
2 - 6 oz jars, and
2 - 4 oz jars
This is a slightly thickened syrup that can be used as is, or thickened by adding corn starch and heated. It's yummy!
I got the rest of the berries cleaned and hung to drain.