Friday, November 25, 2011

Grammie and Poppa Camp

Hello sweet ladies,

Thank you for all the warm wishes and prayers from so many of you yesterday. It was truly appreciated.

My day was spent with my two girls in the kitchen baking pies. My youngest got rather sentimental (precious to my heart). She would not mind me saying this. She said, "what am I going to do when I get married and can't bake the pies here". Told her that she could bring them from her home for Thanksgiving dinner. She said, "no it won't be the same, I won't be here in our kitchen to bake them".  Now how precious is that. It made this Momma's heart swell. I told her that she could bring her sweet man and stay in the Refuge Cabin, the night before. Thankful for her. This may change after she is married, but I love how she felt yesterday.

She was making meringue, some splashed on our cookbook..........I will not be taking it off. It will be there for her to see someday when she brings her sweet man to the farm to bake pies. Sweet memory was made yesterday.

I made Sandhill Plum Jelly.......a favorite always made for us by my late Mother In Love, known as Grandma Jo. A favorite of our families. Thought I would give the recipe. 

Grandma Jo's Sandhill Plum

Cook 2 quarts of plums in a 6 to 8 quart saucepan with enough water to cover plums.  Use cheesecloth and squeeze the juice and plum pulp back into the saucepan. Gradually stir in fruit pectin. Add up to 1/2 tsp. butter to reduce foaming. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, over high heat, stirring constantly. 
Add entire measure of sugar, stirring to dissolve. Return mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remover from heat. Skim foam if necessary. Makes 5 pints. 
Very good and very easy to make!

Our Thanksgiving was so wonderful and cozy in the Refuge Cabin.

Today we are having Grammie and Poppa Camp on the farm. 8 of the 10 grandchildren stayed all night. They are with us all day......... making memories!!!!!

Enjoying some peace and quiet at the moment......that will soon will be lunch time. 

Hugs to your day and God bless you!!!!!!!



  1. So sweet and sentimental your girl(s) are. Its a true sign of how much they love you Linda. You are so blessed. Of course you know that. (smile)

  2. I think your girls are really sweet :) :) I love her thoughts on baking pies at home in the kitchen :) You are blessed to have such a neat family :) :) Have a great Grammie and Poppa camp :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  3. I know that this will be a very special Camp this year with your new grandson! I, being an international adoptive mother, can so relate to all of your joy! Love and Blessings!

  4. Oh Linda..what a sweet daughter you have! She will always remember this day..especially when you pull out the cookbook & she see's that meringue on the What a special mother you are!!

    That plum jam looks amazing are such a busy lady!

    Your special camp is going t o be so wonderful! And I'm sure little V will have a fantastic time making him memories to last a lifetime!


  5. How sa-weet :) Special memories. What a treasure. I love the pretty pie crust. And that jam is making my mouth water! You know that is my fav kind of jam :D I will have to try it that recipe with some wild plums.

    Enjoy your time at home :D



  6. You have a beautiful blog, I have been glancing through it. LOVE the red theme and the Bible verses. Luanne (nanalulu)

  7. I have scribbles in my Bible from when my youngest was busy one day during church. She's 25 now, and I still cherish those scribbles!


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