Friday, 22 June 2012
I have enjoyed picking Strawberries and Raspberries this week. It has to be the best time of year, it ranks right up there with the first corn on the cob of the season. I did see corn in the field but........the stalks are only about 5 inches tall so I think I will have to wait a bit for it.
I went Strawberry picking twice this week, in all I picked 20 litres of Strawberries and about 2 litres of Raspberries. I have put about 15 litres into the freezer for the winter and the other ones have been eaten already or will be shortly.
I don't do anything exciting with them, like making Jam. We just don't eat enough Jam in a year to use it up. I use up the frozen fruit, making lots of yoghurt smoothies for the boys. ( OK I admit I will make myself some as well.) Of course I make fruit crumb with all the fruit as well, the Rhubarb was picked last mouth for it and I will get Blueberries in late July or August. Nothing better on a cold winter night then a fruit crumb with all the fruit you picked in the summer.
My bunnies have been still hopping around the yard, I like to see them around. Except when I see them chewing on the fence that is around the vegetable garden. The fencing wasn't something that it could chew through so we still have the vegetables in there.
I found some time this week to sew a bit too. I got some Queen's Jubilee fabric, it is called London Blocks. I have made one bag up already and I have 3 more to do. They are a reversible shopping bag that can fold up and be put in your purse. The pattern is Lisa Lam's from her new book.