Even though lumber prices are down from the astronomic levels of a few months ago, this little pile of material represents nearly $8,000. Building anything isn't cheap!
This is how many seeds are removed from about a gallon of berries. I get enough juice to make about 8 pints of jam from that many berries.
I use some of the blackberry juice to make gummies and some of the gummies are the center of chocolates. These don't last long.
The pantry is starting to fill up, but there's still room for more blackberry jam and pickles and OCD that I am, as long as there is produce, I'm on it. I'm thinking it would be fun for all my canning and preserving friends and relatives to have a "Pint Jar Exchange" where we get new ideas and try new things that others are creating at this time of year.