On Saturday I took the kids (minus Tiger - he was at my mother's) to Bush Neck Farms to pick blueberries. Ah! It was such the zen experience. REALLY! The farm is at the end of Bush Neck Road and the house (a very modest farm house) overlooks the river. So in the blueberry bushes you can't see the river, but you can hear the birds and all those swamp type noises... it was so peaceful. Even with 4 kids it was peaceful. Bitsy would eat twice as many as she put in her bucket which had us all thinking of Blueberries for Sal and M-Lyons kept saying "we'll can them for next winter" which is from the story too.
We picked 12 pounds of blueberries, came home and I made a blueberry crisp (decided not to bother with pie crust though I'm sure if I went digging through Mary's blog I'd find a good one) and canned a batch. YUM! I used the recipe I found here.
Today I took the rest to make jelly. The recipe called for two quarts - can you believe we were down to one? 12 pounds!!!
I found this recipe for jelly but let me tell you, after cooking up the blueberries, I didn't have a jelly bag and on line people were discussing the merits of a jelly bag verses a pillow case. Well, I didn't really have a pillow case either so I found an undershirt with holes in it. It is taking HOURS to drain...
and I'm linking to Outdoor Wednesday with A Southern Day Dreamer
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