Thursday, March 1, 2012

First Tree

Above is a picture of our first pecan tree! OK, it doesn't look like much, I agree, but at least we know that the ones my brother planted in the ground are sprouting.

My husband has hauled in 20 yards of dirt, so far, this week. We will be putting the rest of the pecans in pots sometime in the next 2-3 weeks and then. . .wait and see if they come up.

The weather today was beautiful and I spent most of my time transferring my strawberries to a new raised bed. They flooded last year and I lost over half of them, but they've been busy making babies, so I'm hoping for a fair crop this season and making preserves and jam with my own berries.

Have any of you made strawberry preserves with honey? A friend told me her aunt used to make it that way.


  1. I haven't used honey for preserves Mary but that's probably the first sweetener women used - it's worth a try. I hope your pecan trees make it. I wish I had one in my yard! blessings, marlene

  2. Good luck with your pecans. I've never used honey to make strawberry preserves, but I do love strawberry preserves!