Time to start storing up…

Amazingly, and probably in part due to the fact that I didn’t want to eat much for 3 months, we saved enough berries last summer to get us through the winter. We have two small bags of blackberries, half a gallon bag of strawberries, and a small bag of blueberries we are finishing up.
But with the arrival of pick-your-own season, it is time to start thinking about the upcoming winter, and with a little one on the way I want to have some extras on hand. Although the baby won’t be eating foods right away, knowing we have a good amount of fruit saved up will be a big morale booster for the middle of winter.

Today, I put aside our first two trays of fresh strawberries. I’ll go picking at least two more times for strawberries, but coming soon will be blueberry, raspberries, and blackberries. Not to mention the produce that will begin to ripen soon now.

We did plant strawberry plants of our own, and I have gotten one small berry, but I don’t expect much from the transplants other than to settle in for next year.