You would think that since it has been so cold lately that the strawberries turned blue. But you would be wrong. They were nice and red and since it was the end of the season TINY. We still ended up with a bunch of them! Alestair loves to pick strawberries. Emmett actually tried to walk around here (not that that happened. I swear the kid will never walk!) He loved to eat the berries. I lost about six strawberries from him.
The farm we visited also had raspberries. The season had just begun so we picked a very very full basket of them. We ended up with I believe ten pounds of raspberries. The raspberries were very delishious! Emmett again ate them. He got a lot of the raspberries. Of course when we got home there was a strict no eating fruit policy from both boys. Oh well!
Robert and I made a lot of jam! I couldn't find all of my pint jars so we ended up with 12 pint jars and 10 quart jars of jam. We made 6 pints and 4 quarts of purely raspberry jam, 3pints and 1quart of strawberry jam and a few pints and quarts of mixed raspberry and strawberry. We were not very carefull with letting them set and remembering what was what so when we put the lids on we think we got them right but there really is no telling...oops.
We will be going berry picking next year again for sure these berries made the best looking jam I have ever seen. It tastes wonderful too! We ended up throwing away smuckers and opening some of ours. It is so pink/red its just amazing like eating them from the vines!