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A little summer kitchen magic! Jam Making… that’s what the members of SLPS did for their July full moon, known as the Buck moon when young buck’s antlers grow and come in, on Saturday, July 17, 2016.

The apricots and Oregon grapes used for the jam mix had come from the Society’s own back yard. The apricots and grapes were processed and heated with lemon juice and pectin. Sugar was added and a roiling boil achieved. The jars and lids were heated in a water bath to prevent bursting from the heat differential. The jars were filled and set upside to seal the lids while they cooled. After 5 hours, the society output 23 mason jars of apricot Oregon grape jam! The taste is sweet yet wild. Delicious!

July 2016 Full Buck Moon Ritual, jam making-Stesha Bowden (l) and Shy Fox cutting apricots, Saturday, July 17, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

July 2016 Full Buk Moon Ritual, jam making-Oregon grapes, Saturday, July 17, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

July 2016 Full Buck Moon Ritual, jam making-apricots and Oregon grapes processed, Saturday, July 17, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

July 2016 Full Buck Moon Ritual, jam making-cooking apricot and Oregon grape jam mix and bathing jars, Saturday, July 17, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

July 2016 Full Buck Moon Ritual, jam making-Muad’Dib stirring jam mix, Saturday, July 17, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

July 2016 Full Buck Moon Ritual, jam making-set up, Saturday, July 17, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

July 2016 Full Buck Moon Ritual, jam making-filling jam jar, Saturday, July 17, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

July 2016 Full Buck Moon Ritual, jam making-jam jars sealing and cooling, Saturday, July 17, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS has 20 fruit and nuts trees, with lots of variety. Apple, plum, peach, pears, nectarine, apple, almond, and apricot! Blueberry bushes, Oregon grape, and concord grape as well as strawberries abound. ┬áThe apricots and Oregon grape came in and have been pick off one tree, ready to be made into homemade jam. SLPS has a long tradition of jamming it’s fruits, but sometimes so many come in that the trees have to be propped for support!

Fruit gathering for homemade jam making, apricot tree supported with boards due to so much fruit, Sunday, July 10, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Fruit gathering for homemade jam making, Muad’Dib getting apricots, Sunday, July 10, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

Fruit gathering for homemade jam making, gathering Oregon grapes, Sunday, July 10, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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SLPS met on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 9pm to honor the goddess of America, Columbia. The altar was decorated with Independence Day decorations (for July 4th). Pomegranate wine and apricots off one of the society trees were offered. Stars and Stripes Forever, one of the most patriotic American marches by John Philip Sousa was played as members danced around the altar with flags and pinwheels. We asked the Goddess to watch over the USA, guide the political leaders to be favorable for civil liberties, and offered thanks to the Native Americans who continue to grant the white people favorable passage on their lands (i.e, the USA).

July 2016 New Moon, ritual to Columbiana, Saturday, July 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

July 2016 New Moon, altar center, Saturday, July 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

July 2016 New Moon, offerings from the apricot tree, Saturday, July 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

July 2016 New Moon, the apricot tree (with supports), Saturday, July 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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