Tuesday, July 31, 2007







And About Those Black Berries!

I think we had about 14 pounds of black berries. I froze 6 quarts for cobblers and the rest Danny & I made jelly with. Now...in case you don't know.....I DON'T LIKE FRUIT! I don't eat jelly or preserves so this project is performed WITH my husband FOR my husband....and he is the mastermind behind the jelly making anyway. My job is to fetch this & fetch that & wash this & OH WHAT A MESS DANNY MAKES!! I had to remind him that you DON'T BOIL YOUR JARS FOR 15 MINUTES AND WONDER WHY THEY CRACK! He learned that he doesn't like squeezing the fruit with cheese cloth or using a spoon to squish it down. (He bought a juicer yesterday so he would never have to do that again) Anyway it all turned out in the wash or AFTER the wash. We ended up with 16 pints (would have been 17 if the jar didn't crack) and a piece. Danny is ready to make grape jelly now by using the juicer. He has been wanting one for a while. I'll let you know in a month or so how it turns out.

12 comments:

Jen said...

I make Strawberry Jam every May. It is a pain...but oh how it is sooooo good. And a goon gift for special friends.....we made 36 jars this year. I love blackberries too.

Kelli said...

Mmmm...that blackberry jam looks delicious!!

Kelli

dot said...

I hope he processed the jelly after he made it. I hope he read the BOOK! lol
Your header looks smaller. How did you do that?

Andrea said...

The blackberries look delicious. I am not a big jelly or preserves fan but my hubby loves them with hot buttered biscuits. I love fresh fruit, no sugar or salt added.

Looks like mama dot is doubting your hubby's ability to make jelly. LOL

Sister--Three said...

Did you put the wax on top...that is what I do?

I don't think my hubby knows how to make blackberry jelly. You got the goodin'.
Send your header to me and I will try to size it for you, daughter..you are too young to me a sister.

A sized picture needs to be long with the scene long and skinny or it ain't going work too good. teehee
brenfroe@cswnet.com if you want me to work on your photo.

patsy said...

love black berry anything. if danny would let his jell cool a short time before pour in the jars they wont crack. there is no need to proccess jell the sugar is a preserve and will keep just like salt keep foods also.
so you chicks wont eat table scraps. if they are free ranging they are full of grass hoopers or aphids. nothing sweet for chickens or real salty. mine love cucumbers that i over look and grow large. i also give them small amounts of meat.

patsy said...

love black berry anything. if danny would let his jell cool a short time before pour in the jars they wont crack. there is no need to proccess jell the sugar is a preserve and will keep just like salt keep foods also.
so you chicks wont eat table scraps. if they are free ranging they are full of grass hoopers or aphids. nothing sweet for chickens or real salty. mine love cucumbers that i over look and grow large. i also give them small amounts of meat.

patsy said...

love black berry anything. if danny would let his jell cool a short time before pour in the jars they wont crack. there is no need to proccess jell the sugar is a preserve and will keep just like salt keep foods also.
so you chicks wont eat table scraps. if they are free ranging they are full of grass hoopers or aphids. nothing sweet for chickens or real salty. mine love cucumbers that i over look and grow large. i also give them small amounts of meat.

Clara....in TN said...

Oh Tina, the jelly )or Jam) looks so good. If you find you have more than enough on your hands, just head up toward Tennessee. My house is the little brick house with black shutters. LOL
P.S. You can stop in the Smokies on the way!

T*mmy said...

Hi...just stopped by after seeing you in someone's comments...
I love me some blackberry anything...just don't like to pick 'em...lol!
:)

Marci said...

The one thing I can do for my Daddy that no one else does is to make him blackberry jam. We like it here, but most of what I make goes to him. I do want to make my guys a blackberry pie. I don't think I got as many berries as you did, but I didn't weigh them. Plus, they came in from 4 different pickings. I believe there may be more out there to pick now.

I have never made jelly, but heard it was a pain, so never tried.

Lori said...

That looks yummy! You have been busy. Don't ya just love fresh garden produce.

I have just canned 10 pints of salsa. I've had so many tomatoes. We've had our share of BLT's. We may eat them again tonight.