Sunday, July 10, 2011

Round one to me......only just though

So my dear friend Wiley Coyote had to be chased away a couple of times on Saturday from the raspberry patch.  Dh went after it one time, then I caught him/her back in there later on, so I put my wellies on and picked up the sweeping brush and headed down the field to chase him/her away.  He/her knew I meant business, and I wasn't happy.  Even if there had been a few of them I would have chased them all away.  I was so ticked off.  Any other year I wouldn't mind sharing my raspberries with the wildlife, but I need every one last raspberry as I need to make at least 100 1/2 pint jars of jam for wedding favors.

So after supper when it was a little cooler, still in the 80's though, I went and picked raspberries for around 90 minutes.  Below is what I got picked.
There is enough there for nearly two batches of jam.  I will be outside first thing on Sunday morning to pick more and hopefully on Sunday afternoon I will make a start on making the jam. 

I need to make around 13 batches of raspberry jam and 2 or 3 batches of blackcurrant jam.  So I guess I am going to be busy for the next few weeks................

7 comments:

angela said...

good on you, they look sooooo yummy.
The coyote will have to find something else to eat.

Janet said...

Well -you live and learn ! I thought they were all meat eaters-hope you manage to make enough jam for the wedding favours !x

Valerie said...

That puts my little raspberry cane to shame, Gill. Glad you showed your authority to the coyote. I was busy photographing a fox this morning. Fortunately, or unfortunately for him, there's nothing to eat but bird seed and berries.

~Carla~ said...

You'll have to call it "coyote" jam! ;) Hope you're able to pick enough for all your jars!! :)

Karine said...

Good for you on chasing that coyote away and saving the raspberries!

Cherie said...

My husband and I did something similar for our wedding. The theme was "jam" with Mike and Cherie. Michael provided the entertainment by Jamming with his band and I gave out bottles of jam to everyone. The idea was that we were supposed to make a memory- a nice day of memories Picking berries making jam with all the ladies of the two families something together. My mom went and bought 100 Jar from a church sale figuring she did me a favour. She totally missed the point :/ I think it is amazing that you plan to make the jam yourself let alone grow the fruit too! You will have to let us know how it was recieved! :)

Evelyn said...

we went to a wedding last year where they made tiny jars of jam for favours, they were beautiful and so useful! she was also into stamping so they turned out pretty