Wanted to share a couple of pictures today.
How 'bout them apples?
Except they're crabapples
Crabapple is one of my favorite jellies. These little apples are as tart and bitter as they can be. Even the birds won't eat them until they are overripe. But, boiled down for their juice and with a lot of sugar added, they make some of my favorite jelly. I took care of all that last night and froze the juice and will make the jelly as soon as I can find a few hours to boil this small batch of jelly. It's not enough for a pectin package, so I use the old fashioned method that my great grandmother described as "we boiled it for hours and finally, after the whole house was damp, it would get thick and we'd put it in the jars."