One of the reasons I’ve never attempted to make my own jam before is because as a child I once watched my own mother do it.
It was hot, messy and stressful! I’ve never forgotten it.
I knew I did not want that kind of hassle in my life. I do not need to make jam that badly.
I decided I did not need to be the perfect homemaker mother, jam was just a step to far, it’s just too much hard work!
An so I’ve never attempted to make my own. Whilst I approached it with some fear and dread, it was actually, a really enjoyable experience. One that I will be turning into a yearly tradition, for sure.