Gathering fruit

Hello Friends,

It’s that time of year when I gather fruit from our own trees, blackberries from the hedgerows and sloes from the top of Frugal Hill.

We have had a much better plum harvest this year, and there are also lots of blackberries around.  I walked up Frugal Hill last Sunday morning, meeting neightbours asking me where all the blackberries are, and whether the sloes are ready.

I am lucky to live in the country – this is the walk up the road…….. 2014-09-07 10.14.26And then out to the footpath on Frugal Hill.  It’s not far to the blackberries and sloes from here. 2014-09-07 10.22.32I’ve made plum jam and bramble jelly so far and the rest of the fruit I’m putting in the freezer for now.  I will make preserves with them later on in the year.

2014-09-07 10.29.56Have you been gathering fruit and making jam?

Until next time, Tawney x


Gathering fruit — 1 Comment

  1. I’ve gathered lots of blackberries and turned them into jelly.

    I need to go sloe picking and also have decided to gather some elderberries – if I’m not too late.

    And I must pick damsons (although they aren’t technically growing in the wild).

    I have also gathered kilos and kilos of raspberries, strawberries, red currants, blackcurrants, rhubarb and gooseberries from the allotment. All of which are slowly being turned into jams, jellies and chutneys.