Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Mousiekins Gather Ground Cherries

The Mousiekin Family are happy that 
the computer is back in service.....

..and now they can share 
their adventures once again! 
(They had to be very still and quietly hide from
the devious Mr Stubbs) 

Papa Owen, with his son Sebastian 
and Haw  Hee the Donkey
gathered ground cherries for Mama Mildred

(After finding a teeny wooley caterpillar on the Rhubarb 
that is)


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Missy helped Mama make ground cherry jam!

"The ground cherries grew on leafy bushes.
Thick on the stems and under the large leaves
hung the six cornered bells, pale and thinner
then paper. And inside each bell was a plump
juicy round fruit"
                                             Laura Ingalls Wilder
                                                              Little Town on the Praire

Product Details


3 c. ripe ground cherries
1/4 c. lemon juice (or Real Lemon)
1/2 c. water
1 pkg. Sure-Jel
3 c. sugar

To a quart saucepan, add ground cherries, lemon, water, and Sure-Jel. Bring cherries to a boil and mash them. Be sure they are all mashed so they'll absorb the sugar. Add sugar. Boil according to directions on Sure-Jel package. 
This will make 3 medium jars of jam.


Hope you enjoyed 
Love and many blessings
Linnie and the Mousiekins


  1. I never made jam with them ....what a great idea :) i like the way you wrap them around you pot holder?

  2. Oh Linnie, OOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!! THEY ARE BACK and I am thrilled, and Tea Rat is jumping up and down in his boots with JOY to see his friends back in the business of hunting and gathering! And Tea Rat says, "They also have the same fine, black stove as I do!"

    The precious little donkey (Tea Rat has a little horse WITH a Tonka toy trailer!) is the perfect little companion and helper on this very important harvest adventure. That jam has to be delish! PLAY PLAY PLAY is what I say, and I am having a blast over here trying to put something together for Christmas using my little theatre. How delightful it is to know there are great souls out there who know the importance of joyful play. Thank you dearest Linnie for making my morning perfect. I am off to work to teach my students French, but also how to not lose sight of their creativity.


  3. What a delightful post, my friend :) Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful day! Hugs!

  4. Hello dear Linnie and Mousiekins!

    I am afraid I have missed much.
    Mousiekins are very busy making jam... What a sweet post, love the little donkey.
    Take care dear friend,

  5. You must be so happy to have your computer back...LOL!

    Oooh that Mr. Stubbs, he is quite the dapper chap isn't he?

    Loved seeing your jam making, could I beg a pot;-)



  6. My dolls have that same cook stove, too, Linnie! I'm glad your computer is up and running so you can post more photos of your adventures.

  7. Oh yes, I did enjoy and am very excited because I've never seen or heard of ground cherries before. They are amazing and beautiful too. Are they sour or sweet? Is that a silly question? lol I just don't know....they sure look tasty, either way. So good to visit you all again. Oh, and I do hope to see more of our new friend......Hitty Lin
    Blessings dear Linnie and my Mousiekin friends

  8. And I too am glad that you have your computer back because we need you to celebrate the Mousekins's exploits, and Tea Rat insists that they share more! teeehee....he is a rather bossy rat!

    Oh Linnie, thank you for making my morning. I just saw your comment. Now off to school to teach French AND imagination. :))))

  9. Such a delightful post! Thank you! You have a lovely blog.

  10. I love reading the adventures of our smaller friends ~ and they have taught me something new today ~ I have never seen Physalis, or ground cherries {a new name for me to learn!} used in any way other than a garnish for a posh dessert!
    Enjoy the jam!

  11. Cherry pie and cherry jam are a favorite of the Man-of-the-House here.
    I can see that you are a person who makes underlines in her books and if not, bookmarks or takes notes of the stories she reads. Your obscure literary reference of ground cherries from "Little Town . ." is positively fitting.

  12. It's always a delight to visit your blog and this post didn't disappoint. So glad your computer has been fixed.

    I smiled when I read your Laura Ingalls Wilder quote as I posted a quote from one of her books on Saturday. :)

  13. Oh, I just love your little Mousiekins!! And, I'm with them...Glad that the computer is back up and running so that we can see what they have been up to! Thank you so much for the "follow", too!!

    Hugs ~ Donna E.