Sunday, April 22, 2012

DEWBERRY PICKING PARTY

Today is DEWBERRY PICKING DAY.  We're so excited.  I've picked some the last couple of weekends, but today, as you read this, two friends I used to work with are coming out to visit...so we're having a picking party.
Large Dewberry patch
Above is one of the patches we'll visit.  They are all over the property just like this.  This, however, will probably be the last good weekend for them, though with the rain we got Friday, we might squeeze in one more weekend.

I'll have an update later this evening when we get back and let you know how the haul went.  Here is how they looked just the other day:
Closeup of ripe Dewberries
Lots of ripe berries just waiting to be eaten!  Fingers crossed.

Sadly though, as with all good things in nature, they are fleeting.  Still, it's awesome to eat something that is just growing wild all over the property.

We'll pick them and then wash and freeze them (more on that in a post this week) in vacuum packed, two cup measurements for future use.  Dewberries are great in cobblers, pies, fresh and of course they make great jelly.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

6 comments:

Jenny said...

YUMM! That's one party I'd love to go!

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

omg...I am drooling! Now I am JEALOUS!!! Dewberry jam? yum...

1st Man said...

Ha, wish we could have had you there, it was fun. More on that this week. :-)

1st Man said...

Lots of them, might have one more weekend with some ready, want to gather and freeze as many as possible. Jam/jelly is on the radar...

Frugal Living UK said...

What an awesome patch! and all yours!

1st Man said...

Yes! That's the best part. Too bad man can't live by dewberries alone huh? LOL!