|Trefoil or Vetch? Need to look at the leaves.|
|Seedpods of the Yellow Rattle.|
I always feel like a squirrel at this time of year, there is always something the needs to be frozen, bottled or made into jam.
Todays task was blackcurrant picking and processing, normally we would prune the blackcurrants when cropping but as everything was late getting leaves they are still a little tender and would not benefit from pruning whist so hot, so the currants have just been picked, with pruning to be done later on. In all we had twelve and a half pounds of currants, not bad for two year old bushes which we grew from cuttings. I have made twelve pots of jam so far, with a few more to be made tomorrow, the rest will be bottled. I would normally delay jam making until later in the year when it is cooler but we have very little spare room in our freezers so it all has to be done in a heat wave!
Blackcurrant jam is one of the easiest jams to make, always a brilliant set, as long as you cook the fruit before adding the sugar otherwise you will end up with bullets in your jam.
|Bottled Plums and more lemon Curd.|
|Real Butter! Yum.|
|Maybe next year.|