I truly don’t know how this happens. The plan is always to make jams and jellies all winter long to use up the fruit and juice from the summer before that we didn’t have time to use and stuck in the freezer. And then somehow, it is the end of May and my freezer still looks like this:
Part of the problem this year (I think) is that we had such a mild winter that we were never really stuck inside. We sure got a lot done outside around the farm, but I didn’t get as much canning done as I needed to do.
So yesterday, I made a tiny dent in the juice we have frozen.
The result? Delicious elderberry jelly and apple/grape jelly. Still have a ways to go, but at least I freed up a little room in the freezer.
Oh, and this year’s blackberries are already starting to ripen. Another season begins!