Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Fruits of My Labor

Although, it was hot and humid today, I braved the heat to make blackberry jam. We didn't have the best year for blackberries. The weather just wasn't right, not warm enough or enough rain at the right time. However, I did pick some yesterday which is not the easiest thing to do. We have wild blackberries and they have a lot of thorns.  My legs and arms bare the scars of battle. Fortunately, I had some frozen from last year so I didn't have to pick that many. 

I will endure heat, humidity, and thorns because in the middle of winter there is nothing like some homemade jam.


  1. Yum! My husband and I had (what seemed like) a thousand berry bushes at our old house and I used to make jam every year to give as Christmas gifts. I miss those thorny old bushes and the tasty berries. You're right, there is NOTHING like homemade jam in the middle of winter! :)


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