Jars washed; check
Supplies out; check
Dry ingredients measured; check
Berries out of the freezer; check
Recipe adjusted for the amount of berries; check
All that is left is actually making it. I have everything out to make about 18 quarts of raspberry pie filling in the morning. I took a walk along the field line this afternoon to check out the blackberries and a lot are turning red already so I thought I better make some freezer room for them until I have enough to make pie filling out of them also. I plan on making some blackberry jam too. I guess with the 2 inches of rain we got Saturday night and the heat is speeding the ripening process up. At the rate they are going I might be picking them by weeks end. Some of the plants are just getting berries so the picking of the blackberries might last about 3 weeks. That is good news; I will be able to get them picked and canned before we go to Texas the middle of July.