Okay, I've never made home-made Jams and Jellys before, but I've always kinda wanted to.
Careful what you wish for.
One of our church members noticed that an army of squirrels were stripping his Plum trees so he did what he called an "Emergency Pick". Absolutly overwhelmed with fruit he said he'd bring us a some
when he picked my mother up for the church potluck last night.
What he brought, was a BUCKET that weighed out at 12 pounds (13 if you count the bucket too). I grabbed my Grandmothers Plum Jelly recipe that I litterally grew up on (turns out it was cut from the back of a box of Sure Jell. Sneaky Gramma!) and sent the wife to the store for 2 boxes of jelly-jars (I already have 1 box), lids, Sugar, Pectin etc. I figure (according to the Sure Jell recipe for Jam) that I'm going to need about 30 half-pint jelly jars!!
So it's sink or swim time! LOL!
by the time this weekend is over I will probably have become an instant expert on how to make Plum Jam.
Pray for me
~ Raven ~