Posted by: Arvid | August 24, 2009

Berries

It’s that time of the year when we take a short break from fishing and devote a little time to the vegetable garden and berry picking. The garden is doing surprisingly well, but time is running out for tomatoes; they are still green as grass. We have been out looking for blueberries a few times with modest success. Berries on the sand ridges and rock outcroppings could have used a little more rain and the bog berries are so-so, but we have picked plenty to eat and to put in the freezer. The June berries (Saskatoon berries as our Canadian friends call them) were pretty good this year and we picked three five quart pails and canned them for sauce. Thus far we have picked blueberries, June berries, chokecherries, and a few lingonberries.  We are looking forward to picking cranberries, both high and low bush, although the low bush crop does not look that great.

Blueberries 2

Blueberries

Lingonberries 2

Lingonberries. Aka Cowberry, Partridge berry and other names.

Blueberries and Lingonberries 2

Blueberries and Lingonberries

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