In Livingston in the woods beneath the trees lies the beautyberry bushes.
They are everywhere if you can beat the wildlife to them you will have a treasure.
The wildlife loves the berries but they are too tart for people to eat. They do make some delicious jelly.
My grandchildren picked almost two gallons and then asked me to make some Jelly.
This was my first time making the beauty berry jelly but it turned out great.
We ended up with 14 half pints in the first batch and 8 pints and 2 – 1/2 half pints in the second batch.
That was not too bad for almost 2-gallon zip locks of berries.
I didn’t know you could make jelly out of these!
They are beautiful to look at and I never knew much about them. When our daughter said they made good jelly I was excited to try it out. Of course, the grandkids were so happy.