Thank goodness Fall is here. The air is cool and crisp with leaves falling and beautiful sunsets. This makes good working weather.
All In A Jar hopes you had a wonderful summer. We had an amazing summer with our daughter’s wedding and family and friends visiting. Playing on a near by lake and yes, canning. Someone gifted me a box and half of Peaches and a box of Pears. It was a lot of fun being creative with this delicious produce. It was very hot out here this summer. We had many days in a row that were triple digits. That made it hard to get things done around here. But that didn’t stop us.
You haven’t heard much from me lately because I have been putting in a huge garden. When I say huge I mean 80 feet by 50 feet with a eight and a half foot fence around it. That alone was a feat in itself. We have moon dust and river rocks that is hard to work with a shovel. The plan is to start classes in the garden and go in the kitchen to have some fun canning.
So far, I have seven fruit trees planted; two Cherry, two Pear, two Apple and one Apricot. I have three more trees I want to plant in the late fall. They will be Peach, Plum and Nectarine. Meanwhile, I have Fava beans planted as a cover crop to get the soil ready for the trees.
The garden beds are 16 feet long by 4 feet wide. I have three finished with irragation and planted.
This is a happy and yet sad blog, I need to share with you that All In A Jar will be moving in March of this year. It is a happy time because my husband and I, will be starting a new chapter in our life’s moving up to the Gold Country. We are looking forward to having a garden, fruit trees and some chickens. I will continue to teach once we get settled in.
But yet sad, because I leave behind all the wonderful students that have come to my classes. I will try my best to keep blogging during this very busy part of my life. The class calendar goes to the end of February. Please come join me in the last of the classes here in Lafayette. You can always email me with questions. I will do my best to help and of course you can always come up to the Gold Country for a class.
I am considering having All In A Jar travel to students homes.
Please let me know if that would be something you would like.
Best wishes to all of you and Happy Canning.
All In A Jar is proud to be at the Lafayette Community Garden teaching the basics on water bath canning. This is a beautiful garden located at 3932 Mt. Diablo Blvd by the Lafayette reservoir. I will be making tomato jam and have bread in hand for students to taste this savory jam. The garden is asking for a small donation of $5.00. Please stop by learn,taste and have some fun.