Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Pick Your Own

   ......strawberries, that is. That's where I headed today and now have half a dozen jars of strawberry jam in my larder. Tomorrow I will make a batch of strawberry rhubarb jam and a pie if I have enough.

This was half an hour's work.

This took a bit longer but well worth the effort. That's me set until next June!

   It was a cool breezy morning when I set off, so good picking weather. The strawberry farm is about 40 minutes away but things were a bit different this year. I had to book a time to pick and pay in advance so didn't get quite as many berries as I usually pick. 

   The berries weren't quite as big and luscious as in previous years, probably because it has been very dry here for several weeks. The field was surprisingly busy despite the restrictions so I think they were letting in a few people who hadn't booked. I was just glad to get it done and dusted for another year!


  1. It all looks lovely. Home made rhubarb and strawberry jam is just about the nicest thing there is, I think. Preserved sunshine!

    1. So true! I made it today and can't wait to try it.

  2. I'm sure you'll have warm memories come December when you open a jar of your delicious jam. I wonder if the berries were ready for blossoming when that snow storm of May 11th hit? There's nothing like fresh strawberries just picked & warm from the sun.

  3. There were a lot of green ones in parts of the field so I was lucky to find enough ripe ones.