"Lo, Children Are An Heritage of the LORD: and the Fruit of the Womb is His Reward" - Psalm 127:3

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

More Chokecherries

I did get to go berry picking last night but I only had about an hour. I had planned on picking chokecherries and rose hips, but decided to focus on the chokecherries since the rose hips would last until later this week and I didn't think the chokecherries would.

I found a large bush loaded with berries. They were plump and much darker than the ones I picked before. They were also much juicier - and a mess to pick.

See how dark these are? Very purple/black. The ones I picked before looked more like cranberries.

I thought I had picked about the same amount as before, but I didn't get nearly as much juice as the first time. The jug on the right is from the berries I picked last night. I cooked them down early this morning. I will combine these later - I didn't want to add hot juice to the cold juice. Don't want to risk having it go bad before Saturday. Now, on to rose hips. That will have to wait at least until tomorrow though, since I have a kids' Bible club to teach tonight.