One of the first things I did when I got home from Portland was to see how the garden looked. Don and Older Daughter did a splendid job of watering, and I was astonished how much fuller and lusher many of the plants were. What a difference a week makes!
What needed the most immediate attention were the blueberries, which were loaded with ripe berries.
I picked some before I left to bring to the friends I was staying with in Portland; but a whole bunch more had ripened in my absence.
So armed with some plastic bowls, I went out to pick. All these berries came from one bush.
This is what I ended up with.
Curious, I weighed them and found I'd gotten five pounds.
And this doesn't count what I picked earlier, nor what else will ripen in the next few weeks.
When I told a friend about this blueberry bonanza, she sent me the recipe for blueberry jam that she uses. Looks delicious.
We're in the throes of our busy season at the moment, so my plans are to freeze these blueberries for the time being. But blueberry jam sounds wonderful and I look forward to trying it when things slow down.
What fun it is to have happy blueberry bushes ever since rescuing them from their weed patch!