Beautiful Berries


It was a day for the garden in this neck of the woods. Nothing too strenous, mind. Just plucking pounds and pounds of berries.

Yes, the Chook House garden has the most amazing crop of blackcurrants, redcurrants and gooseberries, this year. The elderflower isn’t such an odd fellow in the whole mix as I tied up a bunch of them in muslin and cooked them up with the blackcurrants.

There’s a mighty good bunch of blooms on the elder tree too, so I’m thinking that this might be the year that I finally get around to making elderberry wine. Teen Son is very keen to help…

Pots of blackcurrant and gooseberry jam are stowed away now, ready to unleash their plump sweetness in the depths of winter. Redcurrant jam or jelly to follow.

Meanwhile, I am high on vitamins having stuffed myself with berries today. And high on a parkrun time which saw me, by dint of clever planning and race strategy, beating last week’s time….by twenty five seconds!

Hmmmm, maybe I should just stick to gardening and jam making….

Juneathon 28 Mileage: 3.2
Juneathon Total:82.02

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11 thoughts on “Beautiful Berries

  1. I’ve read that this season’s berry crop in your neck of the woods is amazing. I’ve never had the privilege of picking any currants or gooseberries; yours look amazing. Our strawberries were less than stellar this year? But I’m hoping the blueberries in July and raspberries in August make up for that.

    • My kids are mad about blueberries. And they’d much rather eat imported blueberries out of a plastic garden than have the pleasure of picking and eating our own berries straight from the bush.
      May your harvest be bountiful.

  2. Mmmmm. Tasty photos. I’ve got some white currants, but haven’t tried them yet (it’s their first year) – I think I shall have to go and pick some now. 🙂

    • I’d have been happy with the 25 seconds off it it all hadn’t seemed like so much more effort than the previous week. Race strategy and planning be damned. Think I’ll have a take away and a bottle of wine the night before the next one! 🙂

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