Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Peach Jam and Corn

My Mother-In-Law's peach tree finally produced a good amount of sweet juicy peaches. It is a white fleshed peach. The flesh is very sweet and juicy, but the skin was very bitter. Maybe that is just an attribute of that particular variety. One thing is certain.....

It made the yummiest peach jam ever! Just ask my nephew Brennen who informed me he "needed" some more! I'm working on it Brennen!

Here is another yummy bowl of peaches just picked. Maybe I'll have enough left over after the munching to make another jar or so of jam.

This year I planted the corn in February in a four foot by four foot square raised bed. That is the earliest I have ever planted it. Admittedly there were a couple of iffy times that frost threatened. Even so, this is the first time I have ever harvested any significant amount of corn. I'll continue to plant it early. I believe it does better here before the hottest weather hits. There were no significant pest problems. The ears developed before the caterpillars appeared. Only two ears had one caterpillar each in them and only at the tip. Maybe the ear developing early foiled the caterpillars?

The corn is perfectly sweet. We seem to have harvested it at just the right time. When a kernel is cut with a finger nail white juice sprays out.

8 comments:

JeanSkirtGirl said...

Hey that's look good if u don't mine could u bring me some I will love jam!! and the peach'es your mother give u =) mmm!!yumy

Tipper said...

I love love peach jam-and of course peaches! Your corn looks great too.

You won my Spread the Love giveaway for the monthy of May. So come over see what you won-and send me your address.

JeanSkirtGirl said...

I wish u would' of bought me some peach jam at church last that ok I hope next time love carmencita

Sandy said...

My peach trees are a ways off before producing enough for jam, but I can't wait. Meanwhile, I may go to a 'pick your own' place ... yours looks scrumptious!! Good job on the corn & beating the bugs. I've never tried corn before. I'm posting a shot of MY potato tower this morning ... how is yours coming?

Melba said...

Kristi,

Are peach trees difficult to grow? I simply love peaches.

Melba

Betsy said...

Wow the peaches look good, and who ever gave you those cute little canning jars, surely should get one full of peach jam..(hint,hint)


My mother-in-law had one last helping of your strawberry jam before she left this morning...she really enjoyed it every chance she got....


Betsy

patricialuann said...

Oh my.... the peaches look so tasty... I'll be right over.
Patreicia

JeanSkirtGirl said...

Hey sister besty hint hint I think she giveing me some to I hope love ya sister kristi