Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Days of Plenty

Guess what we did today? Guess who had a full basket and who only had around a dozen raspberries in his basket, after an hour of picking, but a decidedly sticky, smeary face?
Guess how many seconds it took for all these raspberries to start to turn to mush and be fit only for jam?

Guess who is spending this humid, sticky evening boiling and preserving?

Guess who didn't even notice the sharps bin in this shot until it was uploaded?

Today made me smile.
I have been reading these books and this blog and am channelling them all with my home made jammin' whilst listening to this.

What is making you smile today?


  1. Love Natalie Merchant! My teenage boys have been listening to the Beatles all summer and they protest greatly if I play something else. You should listen to "Strawberry Jam" by Michelle Shocked when you make jam! It's from the Arkansas Traveler CD...you can take a listen on Amazon (couldn't find it on Youtube):


  2. I am honestly drooling over those raspberries! YUM!! We love berries too. The blackberries are almost ripe!

  3. Thanks for the link, Linda. I am off to watch it now.

  4. Oh, my goodness...what a lovely surprise to come over here today and discover your link to my blog! Thank you!

    I have to admit...I stuck the raspberries I picked in the freezer to deal with later; too hot right now! Isn't it crazy how fast they spoil?!

    Thanks for your funny warning on my pig post; I'll watch out for the "out" stage!