What a busy weekend and there is so much more to do.
Art and I spent several hours picking blackberries, we really wanted to make blackberry wine. Well after two hot, sweaty and prickly hours we had half a bucket...hmm...no wine but, more than enough berries for jelly, so many in fact that I also got some blackberry pancake syrup to.
In addition to the jelly and syrup I tried making fig preserves for the first time which I'm told is very good with sharp cheese.
Here I have from left to right:
Blackberry jelly, gooseberry jam, blackberry syrup and fig conserves.
And when you are finished boiling your jars don't throw out that water, well throw it out but on the weeds, kills them dead, just as good as "roundup" but not so evil!!!
Look at all these dead weeds.