Sunday, July 17, 2011

Black raspberry and cherry pickin'

Last year and this year we have ventured to Hartland Orchard in Markham, VA for cherry and black raspberry picking.  The orchard is about an hour from our house.  This year we had to pay an entrance fee to get to the sweet cherries, so I went to get those while Richard, Camilla, and Jacob picked pie cherries. 
This picture is from last year.  We seem to have not taken any pictures this year.
 Yum-O!  It seems that noone in our family, except me, likes cherry pie.  So I ate most of the pie.  Cherry pie for breakfast for a week!

So we also picked black raspberries. I think most of us got poked by some thorns while picking them, but it was worth it.  Black raspberry freezer jam!

Camilla was such a great helper in making the black raspberry freezer jam.  She spooned a lot of the jam into the little jars. 
Jacob is enjoying the jam!