Sunday, October 5, 2014

Such a lot happens in a few weeks. We have mainly been preserving, Mum and I have made over 300 jars of jams, jellies and chutneys since the first if August. 

It has been such a huge never ending job, trying to keep up with using the produce as it is ready to harvest. Not to mention the labelling all jams and jellies have to have the sugar content recorded using a refractometer. 

We still have pumpkins and marrows to use and now grapes. We have also been asked to supply Maldon Tourist Information Centre with our preserves. So we are thrilled! 

The gates sales aren't doing so well, a lovely passerby stole six jars, I was so disappointed that for  all our hard work someone stole £20 of jars. I do wonder sometimes about the people who live in our community sometimes.

My faith in man kind returned today. We attended the Michalmus Market for Totham Church, what a lovely afternoon. We met so many lovely people. We sold our preserves and a large box of squashes. A great afternoon with fellow EESG members Sue with her soap and Garteths Dad with his turned woodwork and Uncle Norman with his bird boxes. 

We also had lots of interest in our Christmas meats. The order book is now open.

Sad times this week ahead, we have lambs going to the abatoir. Their carcases are sold as freezer boxes to friends and family and their skins will be salted and sent for tanning. 

All the animals are well, enjoying the extended summer and the great weather we are having. 

Anyway I hope you all have a good week and I will endeavour to try and pop in for an update next week.

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