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    Farmer_Gyles is offline Cropper
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    Before topping and tailing 3lbs of gooseberries for gooseberry jam, then simmering 6lbs of blackberries and straining through muslin for blackberry jelly, then peeling loads of apples and stewing them down with 4lbs blackberries for blackberry and apple jam, make sure the wife hasn't given away all your jam jars.

    Yup, she thought we had too many jam jars. It took me a VERY long time to save them all and now I'm stuck with a maslin pan full of jam, a large bowl full of blackberry juice and a freezer full of fruit .........

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    I feel your pain, I have been collecting my jars over the year would hate to lose them


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    Get it all back in the freezer while you await delivery of some shiny new ones? Reasonable bulk buys available on eBay or The Jam Jar Shop amongst others.

    PS. Perhaps your missis owns a large shoe collection that you could sell to pay for the jars?
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    Mr Z does this all the time. Try to save bottles for wine and jars for jam and whilst my back is turned they have been put out for recycling. sigh.


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    she has over 150 pairs of shoes, some designer shoes costing several hundred pounds .... i'll mention the shoe recycling bank later!

    a quick post on freecycle last night has resulted in 2 offers for about 30 jars .....
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    I was going to suggest knocking on neighbour's doors. This nearly happened to me last week. I thought I had plenty of jars forgetting that I had already used most for other jams. Had just enough!

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    How about making freezer jam?

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