One of the many great things about 4-H is that it gets us out of the city and into the country. A few weeks ago, we went strawberry picking on the way home from archery practice. We picked 20 lbs. to make loads of strawberry jam and fruit roll-ups.
Today after muzzle loading competition we stopped for blueberry picking. I've put a few in the freezer for future munchies. They're like candy right out of the freezer. Over the next day or two the kids and I will make blueberry jam, sauce, coffee cake, and maybe some pancakes in the morning.
The thing about picking your own berries is that they are so way better than store-bought. Much sweeter and juicier. Not as big or full of color, but yummier.
On a similar note, I'll be blogging on canning for the next week over at The Thrifty Homeschooler.
PS I was going to post pictures from today's competition, but the batteries went dead in the camera. Boo-hoo.