Monday, July 27, 2009

Black Raspberries

Our thicket has dried up. The last time I picked, a week ago, I got about 2 handsfull of berries. I'm still learning how to prune them for a better yield and maybe next year I can learn how to keep the bugs from sucking so may of them dry. I heard that a heavy rain we had during the harvest period interfered with the yield also. They are a blessing, and everytime I picked a couple of quarts I thanked God for the gift He was giving us. I have enough in the freezer to make a few jars of jam and maybe some ice cream topping.

1 comment:

ErinOrtlund said...

Nice! I'm growing raspberries now, but haven't yielded many yet. I know they're just getting established, but I wonder if birds/bugs are getting them? I also need to learn how to prune them.