For the last few days, each time I’ve gone to the hen house, I’ve walked past lots of tiny fallen yellow fruits lying in the grass.  For some reason I simply assumed they weren’t yet ripe and pretty much ignored them.  It was only today that my husband pointed out we ought to be using them.  We tried a couple and they were gorgeous – really sweet, like tiny peaches.  We googled them to see what they were and discovered they’re Yellow Cherry Plums, or Mirabelles.  And you can use them to make jam….

So I picked some, and tonight we’ve made several jars of very yellow jam!

It was a bit of a chore getting all the stones out of such tiny fruits, but well worth it to get such a rich looking mixture.  Let’s hope it tastes as delicious as it looks.  😉