I spent much of today prepping for a summer course that I start teaching next week -- well, truth be told, I spent a good deal of time procrastinating the prepping, but I got some done! So at the end of the day I checked my Kiva.org account and found I had enough money to make another loan. Get that money back out there doing good!
Also finished picking the last of my currants as the evening cooled. I already picked the bush of black currants and have a quart of juice in the refrigerator. The red currant bush yielded about a pint and a half. The white currant bush was loaded -- the juice is still cooling on the counter, but I probably have at least two quarts. In past years I've mixed the three colors together to make juice for jelly. This year I can make jelly in the different colors, though I'll probably add some white juice to the red to bring it up to a full quart. Currants are so full of pectin that all I have to do is add an equal amount of sugar, a splash of lemon juice, and cook it the slow, old-fashioned way until it "sheets" on the spoon or gels on a cold plate. It's hubby's favorite jelly, so once I get it made, we'll have plenty of good jelly for the winter. Oh, next I must check the pie cherry tree. Pie cherry jam -- mmm, mmm, good! Like cherry pie on toast!