It's been a good year for snakes, chiggers, and blackberries. I can do without the first two, but I love the abundance of blackberries. These are thornless blackberries, which makes the picking process much easier than the thorn-laden wild variety.
Won't you please give a good chicken just one berry?
I have frozen at least 8 quarts of berries, I've turned them into blackberry muffins, and I also made jam.
Here I'm cooking the berries with sugar. Recipes exist online or on the back of a box of fruit pectin; follow the instructions carefully.
Filling the jars with cooked jam.
After a dunk in the water bath canner according to the directions, the jam is ready!
My daughter wanted a taste of the finished product, and she approves!