Yesterday, my neighbor came over and taught me to can jam. We made blackberry jam using some of the wild blackberries that I picked.
First we heated the jars and lids.
Then we started boiling the blackberries.
Then we added sugar and pectin.
Then we put the jam in jars.
This weird little tool is a lid lifter, to help me lift the lids out of the boiling water.
My first batch of jam, hiding in the cabinet that Biff so graciously allowed me to take over in his RV.
I’m making more today, because I need to get some fruit out of the freezer so that I can freeze some more vegetables. I’m starting to think I’m not going to get some proper lazy/rest time until after Christmas.