We had tons of dewberries in 2018. We froze enough to make jam, which I’ve still not done. Luckily Kathleen knows how.
Last year, there weren’t any. I guess it’s cyclical. This is another good year, though. Kathleen and I picked enough for a cobbler last week. This week I picked a lot!
My faithful companion, Vlassic, tried to help out, but the plants were way taller than him. I saw one mouse and one small snake, which isn’t bad, considering how deep in the wild area I went.
So, today is dewberry day. I first made dewberry walnut bread. It didn’t rise much.
However, it’s quite tasty, and Lee and Chris have already finished one loaf. That’s a good sign.
Next, while Kathleen rearranged the pantries, I made a pound cake for Chris’s birthday cake. That used up lots of our eggs, which is good. Nice eggs from Ginger and Berta Lee!
To go with the cake, I made a dewberry sauce. Mmm. I tasted it. It’s quite bright!
The rest will be jelly or jam. Kathleen has the equipment. That’s for later in the week. We still have two huge bags!