Fig Preserves

I look forward to this time each year, when the figs are ripening and I can spend an afternoon in the kitchen making fig preserves. My grandmother made fig preserves each year, so making my own brings back memories of her.

I don’t have a fig tree of my own, so when my uncle called and said his figs were ripening, I had to make it point to go by after work and pick. My uncle actually owns the house and land that used to belong to my grandparents, so I was picking from the same tress my grandmother used to pick from, and that made it even more special.

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I picked about two gallons of figs, and got about 17 pints of preserves from it.  I’m not sure what kind they are — Celeste maybe.

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I love the color of the preserves.  Usually fig preserves is brown, but this ended up being very pink. It’s beautiful!

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And it’s delicious too!  Mmm, Mmm!

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I used the Sure-gel recipe, minus the water.  Honestly, I just forget to add the water, and it turned out wonderful without it.

 

We Are 10-Days Old Now

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We turned 10-days old today.  Several of us have just started opening our eyes and are starting to wonder about the world around us.  We have also recently discovered that the timothy hay our bed is made out of is pretty yummy.  Sleep a few winks, munch a little, sleep a little more, munch a little more…  It’s a great life!

Our legs have got this twitch to them.  Our human mommy thinks we’re spazzing out, but really we’re just trying to get our hind legs moving so we can be jumping around soon.

So, how big are we now?  Well, you met me (the black one) almost a week ago when I was 3.0 ounces.  Now I weigh 5.5 ounces.  My brother/sister beside me in this picture is the smallest of our litter.  She/He weighs just 3.8 ounces now.  The others are all somewhere in between.  So there is a pretty big difference between us.  But, we all love each other and still love to cuddle and sleep together.

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