Thursday, July 15, 2010

Jelly In Our Future

I just had to share my sighting of the first blackberry ripening. Soon I will be sporting purple fingers and scratched up arms, proud battle scars of free fruit for my jelly. We allow these to mingle with our roses along our driveway. It makes it so easy to keep an eye on them and pick at just the right time. Maggie enjoys helping me pick and is my official taster as you will see when it is time to fill our buckets.

Another free fruit for jelly is the Oregon Grape.

Unfortunately, the birds are gingerly picking the ripe ones little by little so I don't know how many I will find when they are ripe enough for our human tastes...we'll have to wait and see.
Have a happy and productive day.


Heather said...

So pretty, the berries and the roses together!

I may have to try Oregon Grape again... this is the second time in as many days that they have come up. I thought I remember trying them as a girl and thinking they were bitter... Am I mistaken? Or does enough sugar cure anything?

Thanks for the birthday wishes and chick comments:) And, I tried to get the Saveur on the day you posted but it was not available:( Oh well... just what I don't need, another magazine laying around making me feel guilty... Ha!

Valerie said...

Can't wait to see your blog about the blackberry jelly and your roses are just beautiful!


Debby said...

Love your photos. Isn't nature beautiful.

Kami said...

Beautiful pictures!!

Lori P said...

The photos are gorgeous! I can certainly relate to the scratches. We've been wearing them all week. But you're right, they're so worth it. :)

Princess and the Pea said...

I love the idea of roses with the berries... might try that in my garden!