I decided not to add the port as I wanted to try a 'pure' jam for my first time.
The process of filling the jars is pretty messy, but Husband, who has made jam before, assures me that this is perfectly normal.
Maintaining fruit trees and making produce from their harvest is certainly some work, I have to say. Pruning the trees, watering them, covering them with bird netting, monitoring the fruits so they're picked at just the right time. The process of making the jam was actually the least time-consuming; just over an hour. Sure, I could go to the supermarket and buy 6 jars of jam for $20 and save myself the time. I enjoy being amongst my trees, though. I love watching the ants run along the branches, and seeing the fruits slowly grow. I love the thought that I'll be doing the exact same thing this time next year.
Now that all the fruit is picked, I thank my tree and say to it, "you can rest now". Later this year, our work together will begin again.