Mrs. TGK & I went to one of those farm where you do the harvesting
. The one we selected was a blueberry farm in southwest Michigan
about 2 hours from our home.
We picked a little over 20 pounds (9 kilos) of blueberries before DW called it quits. The price was a steal compared to megamarts (how much of their price is labor, packaging and shipping passed on?
We drove home that day and I was too tired to do much more than prep work. The night before I had picked some blackberries (we have several plants
) and the peaches I salvaged from a large branch broken by a storm had ripened enough to use....who knew the banana-in-a-bag trick would work for peaches as well.
Well, I just finished canning all that fruit and the final tall for today is:
26 jars of blueberry jam
5 jars of blackberry jam
9 jars of peach jam
8 jars of blueberry pie filling
And still I cucumbers to deal with--they like heatwaves.