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Wednesday 9 September 2015


Connie and Andrew came up yesterday and we headed out to the elderberry patch. Still lots on the bush but as you can see the birds have been enjoying them too.

It didn't take Mary long to fill her bag and then we headed home to sit and strip the berries off the branches.

Connie and Mary are focused on making sure the berries are removed properly and quickly.

With everyone working the berries were soon in the pot ready to be processed.

After a quick rinse Connie showed us how to use her "still" to produce elderberry juice. 

Water is placed in the bottom pan and brought to a boil. The steam cooks the berries in the top pan. The berry juice then drips into the middle pan where it can be drawn off through the plastic tube. 

Mary ended up with four jars of elderberry juice which we will enjoy this winter.

Thanks for stopping by and safe travels everyone.

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