Marie's comment on my last post suggested I make jam, it sounded like a good idea so I gave it a try.
I have only canned once before, about 4 years ago. At the time we were living in IN and a neighbor brought over tomatoes and all her stuff and I gave it a try. Everything went well that time. When we were living in the yurt I needed a big pot so I could heat water on the wood stove. I purchased a water bath canner because of it's size but I never canned anything with it. It came in handy yesterday though.
I don't have a pot large enough for the amount of jam I was making so I had to do it in 2 batches. The first batch is darker than the second, I have no idea why, I heated the mixtures to the same temperature and used the same amounts of all the ingredients. The taste seems to be the same so maybe it was just a difference in the color of the fruit. All 5 jars sealed so it looks like we will have enough jam for at least a year :)