Monday, October 19, 2015

Fence Is Up & Plum Butter

That's the fencing around the house and the main parts that we need it to keep the dogs from going walkabout. We put field fencing up at the main gate in the high areas so they can't go under it. Give Lilli four inches and she will flop on her side and crawl sideways under it. I could hardly believe it when I saw her do that.
A gate still needs put in thats is a ready made one, and another that needs built' but we have fence in the area for now. The rest of the fence on our east side along the long side Coyote Flat Road will have to wait for next year.

A cool front came in last night and so last night and today we got a little bit of rain. Not much but a little is better than nothing these days.

The dogs came in tonight stinking to high heaven, somewhere on the property they have to roam, they found something dead and rotting. GAK.

Another season of volleyball and football is over with for two of the grandgirls and Homecoming for the teens this past weekend.

Our daughter who moved back here from VA. found a place and has moved out, sure hope it works out to be a good place :).

I made plum butter this past Saturday and will have pumpkin to can up, and maybe some potatoes, but that should be it for this year as far as canning goes. This was taken before it was cooked down to half what I have here. This was a triple batch.

Plum Butter
Large Crock Pot
12 cups of pureed plums with skins
6 cups sugar
2 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves, if you don't like as much in cloves just add 1/2 teaspoon.
1/4 cup lemon juice
Cook on alternating low and high, stirring once in awhile, more so when on high. At least 24 hours or until 1/2 gone or as thick as you want it when cooled.
Put in clean pint or half pint jars and process in a steam or water bath canner. 30 min. for pints and 20 min. for half pints.

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