Once I had my largest bowl full of berries I decided to make syrup with them since I still have some elixir left from last year. (If you want to see a gorgeous photo tutorial of one method of making elderberry syrup have a look here.)
I washed and measured them. Put them in a large pot with some water and cooked them.
Then collected their juice with this strainer. I heated the juice with some honey and then sealed it in canning jars.
Now I have 10 jars tucked away in the coldroom to help maintain our good health in the winter months. (That little red tool in the photo is one of my favourite canning tools - I used to burn my fingers a lot trying to fish lids out of hot water before I got that handy magnetic tool.)