This summer I picked 18.5 lbs of blueberries from our bushes.
As they came ripe, I picked and froze them until the harvest was complete. Now it was time to haul all the bags out of the freezer and can them.
I wasn't sure how many pints 18.5 lbs of blueberries would fill, so I just started filling jars.
I also made a medium syrup.
Blueberries are some of the few fruits where a cold pack is recommended over a hot pack. I did not, however, blanch them.
I kept filling jars and kept filling jars until I ended up with 31 pints.
Then I filled the jars with syrup.
As I wiped the rims with a damp cloth...
...I found one jar with a nick, so I had to pour it into an unchipped jar.
Getting the lids ready.
Between my two largest pots, I could fit 17 pints at a time.
Blueberries (in pints) only need to process for 15 minutes at a rolling boil, so hammering through two sets didn't take long.
Even after a quarter-century of canning, I still find filled jars just -- beautiful.