Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Not Quite As Planned

Those two lovely jars of lemon tea were shared looking over the Delaware River. What a lovely way to end a perfect picking session. Well, things didn't go quite as planned. Instead of picking raspberries, which seem out of season, we picked blackberries. That goodness for thornless blackberry bushes! It was a lot of fun. My friend and I each picked two quarts of blackberries, about 3 pounds each, enough to make jam and then some. We squeezed outselves through the canes, fought off bugs and the occasional spider web. It was humid but it was nice when you could feel the breeze come off the Delaware River. And it didn't rain like it said it was going to! As after picking blackberries which, if anyone is curious, cost about $9 for a little over 3 pounds, we sipped lemon tea by the river and knitted, talked about being self sufficant, and Made From Stratch. It's amazing how good it is to be around someone that is like minded.

P.S. In case you are wondering, we picked at Trauger's Farm and Market on Rt 611.


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