It was a good year for blackberries, and me and my buddy Jude ventured out into the patch and picked a gallon of them last week. Most years I go for a whole lot more, but there's no need for that many these days. Shoot, that's four cobblers or at least 24 pints of jam - I figure.....Anyway, with 12 pints of jam just made from last year's berries in the freezer, a gallon is just right. To those that know my dog - yes, she ate plenty......lol.
Quite a few of these assassin bugs have been found in the garden lately, and they sure are welcome. With the unbelievable number of cucumber beetles this time, I need all the help I can get.
Here was the last of the plum harvest - which was juiced then put into the freezer for later use. I've got enough to make a double batch of plum syrup, and also another batch of plum jelly. In all, a gallon of blueberries were picked from the bushes - then frozen for making syrup with later. I can't wait to make it for my daughter Brooke. She loves my homemade stuff.
In other news, I'm trying to play catchup from having to work so much, and the garden has progressed much further along than indicated, I'll try to post pretty regularly over the next week to get caught back up.