I found lids for 2 quart jars that I found hiding in the garage, and it's amazing how many more plums fit in that size. I have the third batch going now, and one more left to process.
Dave still wants to do jam, but he will have to go pick some more plums. There are lots left.
What a mess though. I put towels down on the counters, and it's a good thing. I should have done the same to the floor. Everything is getting purple.............red actually.
In my youth, I also made pickles and all kinds of jams. We had a big garden for years, so I canned beets, tomatoes, green beans, and froze broccoli, cauliflower, and peas, and I also tried to can zuchinni, (yucky) but I found it worked better as pickles and relish. We also grew cabbage so we made saurkraut and canned it. It was THE BEST!
Sheesh. Makes me more tired remembering all that. But I had four kids, and two big teenaged boys who ate constantly.