Picked 20 quarts…perhaps a little too much. The plan was to drive and pick ‘some’ berries. But the results are terrific. Moved the canning area to outside to keep the insides of the dwelling cool. We liked it as one person could be jamming while the other was canning and sterilizing things outside. The new pressure canner worked well too but it was only water baths used to seal things up.
We tried different recipes for the jam, some with our rhubarb and another with ginger. With and without pectin..with varying degrees of success. All are delicious. A mix of small and large jars for a total of 21. Yum.
…and a gross shot of a local hike. A* put a fresh blue hat deer catcher on and we went out for an hour. 1/² hour in and out. Over 100 deer fly caught. 74 on the way in. She led the way and if I strayed too far from her the deer fly were all over me. She always keeps our property clear of deer fly and does so in a very fashionable manner.