The berry jams got made earlier in the summer, both strawberry and black currant this year. Now it's time to make more jam and other good stuff, based on what's in season. We probably don't consciously link what's going on in the kitchen with what season it is, but we should! And this is the season of more fresh fruit and veggies!
Altogether I think nearly four dozen jars of these have now been put down. And we have canned peaches, apple sauce and raspberry jam left from last year. I'm actually being encouraged to eat more of all these to be sure we don't have leftovers next year!
I'm sure that canning like this is a big tradition in many rural homes. My niece told me that my sister was working on 5 dozen jars of pickles alone. This time of year it's a big mark of the seasons. One of the nicest things about early fall is that it's harvest season in the garden and veggie season at the market!