Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pickin' and Jammin'

It's summer and it's berry pickin' time - strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, I pick them all.  I don't know when I got so hooked on picking berries because I know I used to buy them already picked a few years ago, no more of that for me, maybe I'm more frugal now, why pay somebody else to pick them when I'm perfectly able to do it myself!

The season started off with strawberries.

Then it was the raspberries..

Both of those were picked at farms.  But the blueberries, now, that's another story, blueberries grow wild in these parts, you don't have to drive far to find some of these delectable morsels.  I've been picking twice and if the sun shines today, I might go pick some more.  I love to have a surplus of frozen blueberries and I just might pick some for my kids too!

I looked up when I was picking last week and this is the sight I saw..

Blueberries galore...

All those berries mean jam - jam to keep and jam to share..

Last night I SMASHed a jammin' page...

Homemade jam is the best!!!


  1. I'm such a fan of berries! They are long past in Florida now, Strawberries start in February! Your store cupboard looks wonderful!

  2. Oh I love fresh fruit, especially when you get to pick it yourself! Your jams look very yummy! And love your smash page!! :) Have a lovely day! xo Holly

  3. Wish I lived near a berry farm. So great to have fresh fruit. Nothing like it. Love your Smash pages!

  4. I remember getting dragged to a farm every year to pick blueberries when I was little, and it always seemed to be the hottest day of the year! We'd pick so many that my Mom would freeze alot of them and we'd have enough to last the whole year. She never made jam though. Yours looks DELICIOUS!

  5. This post is making me hungry! My mom's sister makes tons of homemade jam every year and I CAN'T WAIT for her next batch! :)

  6. I love that you pick your own berries and make jam! My mom and grandma, and yes, even I used to do that back in the day!! I need to start doing it again. You're jam is pretty and I know it's tasty! Love that smash page too!!

  7. Love the photos of the berries and jam. I grew up picking berries as a summer job so it is not as exciting to do it now. LOL! But I do love fresh berries. My mom and my sister have berries that I get to pick and eat. Blueberries and raspberries are my favorite.

    Have a great week!

  8. The blackberry bushes that line my road are just about ready. I literally will have to race out and pick them before other people do. Cars line our road and there are people with buckets out there until every last berry is picked! I bought some blueberries and raspberries out at a farm the other day. So much better than what you can get at the grocery store. I really want to pick them though. Berry picking is a summertime tradition!


  9. I am drooling over your scrumptious berries and jams Jill! If the weather cooperates I'm blueberry picking tomorrow. I've never made jam, yours looks delish! :)

  10. Hi Jill!
    Sorry to be so late in asking how your husbands back is doing?!! Mine is the ever continuing saga. :(

    Look at those wonderful berries, you lucky! YUM YUM YUM