The garden offered up about thirty large cucumbers, and the neighbors offered up a sack of plums. Time to put some food in jars!

No, I did not have the energy for this, but I did it anyway and I'm glad I did. The kids were kind enough to help with grating cucumbers (with a bit of bribing).

Final yields:
8 half-pints plum jam
7 quarts dill pickles
8.5 pints dill relish


  1. Aren't we always glad we do these things even though they are exhausting? It's so good to see all the finished product. I can't wait to have a garden someday so I can grow my own cukes and make pickles. My kids love 'em!

  2. Way to go! I have fond memories of my Mom's plum jam!

  3. Great looking can stuff..
    Nice of the kids to help [even with bribery ,ha]
    Love plum jam.. I am fixing to make grape jelly...just waiting
    on the grapes to finish ripening.
    Take care of yourself..

  4. Gorgeous. One year I put all my jars of stuff on the shelves in the dining room for decoration because I thought they were so beautiful. Well done.