This year is the year we have been waiting for. Dessert is a walk in the orchard, and we can absolutely gorge ourselves with berries and barely make a dent in what’s out there. We know that this is step one, and that next season we’ll have more than we know what to do with, even with canning. And the following, we’ll have to figure out a way to sell the surplus. We’ve hired teenagers for weeding these past couple of years. There’s still plenty of work, but it’s an enormous help. It’s nice to walk in and not feel overwhelmed by the amount of work that is falling behind. It’s true both because of the help, but also because the plants are now well established and not frail sticks easilly overtaken by competition.
Red Currants start the season, we started transplanting them.
On the colder days, Nicole fires the cook stoke and makes jam. She uses the opportunity to bake everything under the Sun. It’s very nice to work from home on these days.
The blueberries are well on their way.
And after a good rain they all started turning blue the same day.
It’s nice to have made it to abundance after years of sweat for little reward.