Summer Vacation Day 42 – ……and the canning begins

This morning I put up six jars of seedless blackberry jelly and six more jars of peach jam.  We picked the berries from the hedgerow over a couple of days, cooked them down with a little water and strained them.  I collected this until I had enough blackberry juice to make a couple of batches of jam.  The peaches came from the little peach tree in the kailyaird. The tree is young and broke last summer under the weight of the peaches and during a summer storm so we pruned it very severely this winter.  We weren’t sure we we going to have anything to harvest but we had six peaches so I decided to use them for jam.

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