Enjoying the fruit of my labor.
They look fantastic, what are you planning to do with them oad? Jam, jellies?
About a month ago I picked a lot of blackcurrants, which got made into jam and compote. I do the picking my mom does the cooking.
It's just about blackberry picking time here in the UK and I shall post pics with the fruit of my labours
We'll consume lots fresh, I know, but a pie for sure and then I'll freeze a bunch. Love having having them in my freezer throughout the year for muffins, pancakes, smoothies, etc. I like blueberry jam, but really prefer raspberry or strawberry (missed out on picking those this year - boo!). Yumm, black currants! Not sure if I can get those around here, but blackberry season is almost upon us here, too - cannot wait for those! (Ha, I actually prefer "labour(s)" but am forced to be patriotic in my spelling, especially as a teacher (!) Looking forward to see your pics.
We got to actually harvest some blueberries this year for the first time since we had our blueberry bushes. It turns out our chickens had been eating the berries as soon as they appeared. chickens are dead now (by raccoons!), so we got our blueberries. (I think its a terrible way for chickens to die. I would have much rathered put them in the pot.)
We've got a few bushes this year, too, that are producing pretty well (hopefully more next year) - mostly for munching on when we're outside - love it! Wow, I never thought of chickens getting berries (and raccoons!! that is
a rather terrible way to die
) - we worry only about wild birds getting ours and netting the bushes seem to keep them away.