Mother Nature was very good to us this year on the farm. We had late frost but most of the fruit trees were in full bloom prior to the frost.
We had sour cherries in abundance this spring as well and the Mr. got his favorite sour cherry pies.
The red plum trees were loaded and I’ve also got lots of strawberries to snack on. If all goes well next spring I may have enough strawberries to make freezer jam.
And then the early peaches came in. They’re beautiful with a sweet rich taste but they’re not “cling free” so it took a bit of carving to get them off their seed. I canned 12 quarts and have white peaches that should be ripe in late August.
The apples yet to be ready will help fill the cellar with apple juice, sliced apples for baking and for crisps and apple butter. Of course, my favorite Wolf River for pies and breakfast!!!
The blackberries are starting to turn and we got three gallon of black raspberries which went in the freezer. The grapevines are full and we haven’t had grapes for three years. The rhubarb was in abundance as well but I didn’t store any of it this year.
I love it when Mother Nature provides so much for us!! We still have a full summer yet to work and fill the pantries!