I was checking out the back yard after the storm we had a little while back and noticed our grape vines actually produced grapes this year. It seems I accidently trimmed them a bit last summer when I was getting rid of the nightshade and poison ivy. We used to have so many grapes that my mom would fill the shelves in out pantry with quart size jars of home made jelly. (with 7 kids you had to save money where you could) So, my fiancee and I picked all the ripe ones and had enough to make 10 8oz jars of fresh home made concord grape jelly. we just finished a little while ago and I can't wait to try it. One jar didn't seal so I am keeping that one and one other for myself. The rest will go along with Christmas presents. Since I've cut my hours at work for nursing school things are going to be tight. Making the Jelly was so much fun!!! I'm going to do a bunch more trimming of all the other crap growing back there and make some more cuts on the vines so I'll have more and more grapes the next few years. I can't wait to make apple jelly and strawberry jam too!!!
Anyone else making jelly this canning season?