We went for a drive and a walk the other day to harvest some more blackberries. We have many areas around us within walking distance to do this but fancied a drive, some picking and lunch out.
We had a nice stroll along the River Hun. It looked like someone had been there before us and the first few bushes were stripped of ripe berries. However, another 100 metres or so and we came to a bend in the path and found a large bush full. We picked blackberries (1lb 10oz) for a while, here they are after being sorted, washed and drying.
We shall continue to use the tomatoes fresh but I'll also semi-roast, dehydrate and freeze another batch or two for winter.
What a nice harvest :)ReplyDelete
I haven't noticed any ripe blackberries around here, will have to go look for them soon.
Have a great Sunday!
Thank you Hilde, same to you.Delete
What do you do with the hips? Are they rose hips? Have you ever thought of selling any of your preserves or pies? I bet the campers especially would snap them up.ReplyDelete
Yes they are rose hips. I'll be posting in a few days about what I did with them. As for your second part of the questions, no I wouldn't sell them, too many problems associated with it. I have no campers so perhaps you are thinking of Frugal in Suffolk?Delete
Its a great time for harvesting fruits isnt it? I'm wondering what you are doing with the rosehips too, I'll catch up later in the week.ReplyDelete
With the run down to winter and 'that time of year' this is when I start to make my preserves - chutneys and pickles. I saw a good recipe in the weekend magazine this week for a gorgeous looking piccalilli which I must have a go at. You certainly harvested a good deal of fruit there DC and still more tomatoes.ReplyDelete