Thank you so, so much to everyone who bought a T-shirt. We sold 91 shirts and raised $853.87 (!), all of which I’ve just now donated to Seed Life Skills. If you’d like to make a further tax-deductible donation, I’m sure they’d love for you to click that link and pitch in a few bucks if you can.

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Enjoy your shirts and have a wonderful summer of canning and preserving!

The fruits in our area are just starting to ripen—blueberries and black raspberries, mostly—and I hope to get to a farm up near Pittsburgh in the next few days to procure some. My daughter’s younger cousin is visiting from New York; when he wanted a PB&J sandwich the other day I went down to the cellar to pick out a jar and realized to my dismay that the only preserves I have left from last year are the oddballs that aren’t particularly kid friendly (plum mostarda, amba, strawberries with lots of spicy ginger, blackberry and cracked coriander jam . . . ), so I think my first order of canning business should be stocking up on the basics. What will you be canning this summer? Anything new to you?

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