Just need to rant - please forgive me.
Every year I say I am not going to make jam any more and every year I have pounds of organically grown, raspberries, plums, apples and brambles in the garden and cannot bear to see them go to waste. Also the neighbours and family are always clamouring for my famous HM jam. This year I have picked (still got the scars from the brambles) made and filled 40+ scrubbed and sterilised coffee jars with jam or jelly, and finally topped them with fancy covers, ribbons and labels.
Took 24 jars to a fundraising event at the weekend (along with raffle prizes and home baking). I got 4 jars back unsold. Today I have seen the breakdown of income and expenditure from the sale and there it is: Sale of Jam = £18.
I took the 4 unsold jars to DH's care home but they were refused because there are some Diabetics in the home so the kitchen only uses sugar free jam.
Totally deflated, angry and feeling undervalued. Don't know where I will get the energy and impetus to deal with the remains of this years crop.
Sorry for the minor moan but feel the better of writing it down.
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