Saturday we drove up to the Amish vegetable market. I wanted strawberries but they were all gone. Most of the vegetables aren’t ready yet but they did have beets and I got a half bushel, which is 30 pounds once the tails and stems are trimmed.
This box made 14 quarts of pickled beets. Aren’t they pretty?
Saturday evening a friend called and asked me to pick blueberries with her on Sunday morning. Even though it was my birthday, I figured since we had no plans, I’d go. Then she said “I’ll be there at 6:45.” And I said “a.m. or p.m.?” Yep, you guessed it . . a.m. Then Vince said he’d go too. Such a good helper!
The blueberries were gorgeous and they were pretty tasty right off the vine.
We picked 18 pounds . . that’s a lot of blueberries though my friend had picked 25 pounds by herself on Saturday and picked more on Sunday.
From the blueberry patch, Vince and I drove to the other side of town and picked strawberries. Those rascals are not easy to pick . . so low to the ground.
It’s getting late to get strawberries and we were lucky to get 12 pounds of those.
I made 12 half pints of blueberry jam and the rest of the blueberries, along with the strawberries were frozen for pies or smoothies. That’s how I spent my birthday! 🙂