Even Maggie down there is excited that we finally have some ripe berries. This time last year my mom and I were making the SECOND batch of blackberry freezer jam. Of course now that I invested in a fancy water-bath canner, I can’t seem to get these berries to ripen for me in a reasonable amount of time. I fertilized with some good ol’ Miracle-Gro and set the sprinkler on the silly blackberry bush this morning for 3-1/2 hours, hoping the water would help the berries plump and ripen. I’d like to have a few half-pints of jam before the end of the month, especially to share with friends. *YUM*
Just thought I’d share that I specifically had to have those cute quilted jelly jars instead of the standard half-pint jar because the quilted ones are cuter and just scream “Homemade Jelly!” And that I will only use Ball Mason products since I went to Ball State.