Monday, August 1, 2011

Blue Weekend

We had a wonderful weekend!  Our good friend Heidi took the kids and myself blueberry picking for the first time ever.  Her son is Molly's age and all three of the kids get along like siblings (a little fighting a little getting along it all works out).  We picked 9.25 lbs of berries and the kids probably ate a few pounds themselves.  We all got home and cooled off it was a hot day.  Heidi and her son came back to our house and we had blueberry pancakes for dinner and then I got to show her how to make jam!  I love getting to show people things that I love so much.  We made a spiced blueberry jam and a cherry berry jam.  We still have a ton of blueberries left.  Many of them are going to be frozen for future use.  Heidi and I are also thinking of getting out the dehydrator and drying some.  Both of us have dehydrators but neither of us have used them, this might be the perfect opportunity to do so. 
I'm linking this post up the the Homestead Revival: Barn Hop #22 just click on the link below and and see what everyone has going on.


  1. Yum! We just made some spice blueberry jam this weekend as well. And some quick freezer jam with strawberries and blackberries. Both are unbelievably good on pancakes. I've never tried to dehydrate berries - hope you'll post on how you do that and how to use them!

  2. Oh! I wish there was a place like that near me to go and pick berries! What a fun thing to do and then all the things you can do with them. They freeze so well. Luv the idea of a dehydrator...will have to look into that. :)

  3. I would love to find all those berries to pick and make lots of jam.Right now we just have strawberries but we did plant a few berry bushes,HOPEFULLY,they make it through this drought.
    Visiting form the Homestead blog hop.

  4. Inviting you the Carnival of Home Preserving on my blog today and every Friday. Hope to see you there. Laura Williams’ Musings


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