Saturday, July 07, 2007

Yogurt and Blackberry Jam

Latte's not giving a whole lot of milk—about a pound a day—but it's enough to make some homemade dairy products after saving the milk for about a week. And, it's enough to make me dream of more. I now have visions of a mini-Jersey dancing in my back pastures.

We've given away about 9 pints of raspberries to CSA members, not leaving a whole lot for me to preserve, though we've certainly eaten our fill fresh. I was able to eek out about 5 1/2 pints of black raspberry jam last week though, and man is it delicious! I moved about 100 raspberry transplants out to the berry garden this spring in the upper pasture, and the lack of rain has killed at least half of them. But some survived, and the black raspberries are doing quite well in large part because they were rooted canes rather than tender young suckers. Next spring, we'll continue to expand the berry bed, which is now so overrun with weeds that it's kinda hard to see. We plan to invest in some kind of black ground cover to suppress the weeds next year.

1 comment:

Christy said...

Berries are one of the things I dream of growing lots of. We just don't have the room until we move. Although my 1 blackberry is starting to give us berries. We get 4 or 5 ripe ones a day LOL. They've all been eaten straight off the bush. I guess Logan and I will be visiting the u-pick to get more.