Early on in my quest to go greener… my mother sent me several links to refrigerator and freezer jams (they are the same thing, just stored different ways). Apparently, my Aunt Lula used to make them all the time – and my mother thought I would enjoy learning the process.
In our DIY-fervor, Andy and I planted LOTS of fruit this year in the hopes we can eventually use our own garden to cover most of our fruit-eating (particularly in the summer). Among the many new plantings in our garden are three different raspberry varieties (purple, red, and yellow).
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Tagged Boil, DIY, Do it yourself, freezer jam, Fruit, garden, Green, Lemon, Raspberry, raspberry varieties, Recipe, Refrigerator, refrigerator jam, Rosemary, Sugar, Tablespoon
Hello and welcome to Do It Now + Green. Somehow you found yourself here (which is awesome!), and you’ve probably got good reason for landing in this spot.
Maybe you’re worried about money, or your food choices. Maybe you dream of casting off your sub/urban lifestyle and running away to the wilds of Wisconsin to start your own mini farm. Maybe you want to revamp your living environment or try something totally radical… like geothermal heating and cooling, hydroponics in your basement, homemade biodiesel fuel, backyard chickens, and the like. Or maybe you’re just sick of the clutter and eager to save some green while going more green. (Win-win, right?)
If so, this blog is for you. It’s all about diving in, trying a few things, and seeing what you think. What works for you? What’s sustainable for you? How do you choose to be responsible to others? What resonates for you or feels like that “ah ha” moment you’ve been waiting for? (And what holds you back?)
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Tagged chemical-free, DIY, Do it yourself, Geothermal heating, Green, Green building, green living, homemade, Hydroponics, non-toxic, Sustainability, Toxicity, Wisconsin