One was going to the u-pick farm (we've actually gone twice) and then freezing berries and making jam. We've got 5 containers of strawberries and 2 big bags of raspberries in the freezer and we've made 3 jars of strawberry jam plus 5 jars of raspberry jam.
Mel wanted to make the jam with honey
so we found this new Pomona Pectin and mixed it with honey.
We had 8 cups of mashed berries and 1 cup of honey
(which is much less sugar to fruit than most recipes use).
They got nice and thick and are ready for winter eating.
Another item was making their apartment more homey with a few decorative touches. Today's project was taking this lamp that we bought at the thrift store for $20 and recovering the shade. It was the first time either of us had done anything like this and it was very easy. It looks great!
That's Tyler's medical textbook in which he has to read a chapter for tomorrow's lecture.
Tomorrow we are going on a hunt for pillowforms so we can make some throw cushions for the living room, using coordinating prints to the lampshade fabric. It's going to look like a magazine home around here very soon with us two Martha Stewart wanna-bes!!