Archive for the ‘picking fruit’ Category


the jam rides again

May 6th, 2010

well, now that i’m into week 2 of jam 2010, i can safely say that after such a wet winter and a warm spring, even with the late frosts, it looks like a great time to be jamming in central virginia. strawberries came in early, their bounty is formidable and increasing, and we can only […]

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documentation of my strawberry mania

July 2nd, 2009

Lisa’s writing is very visual and matter-of-fact, which lends emphasis to the beauty and simplicity of the subject matter: here’s a free sample: “The date was May 5 2009, and despite days and days and days of cloud cover interspersed with rain, strawberry season had come to Central Virginia.  A few days before, a […]

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berries galore (dreaming of stone fruits)

June 1st, 2009

i really hope that it stays cool this week, as i’m told it will. i was informed of the forecast on saturday afternoon, while waiting for my sister’s oboe recital to begin at a church on the corner. once Alice informed me that it was going to stay cool for another week, i couldn’t stop […]

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strawberries in afton

May 19th, 2009

i just returned from picking berries in afton, just over the nelson county line, and i am overjoyed. the berries are plentiful, ripe, and sweet. i went out yesterday on a scouting mission to see if the picking today would be any good, and it was so good that i picked 35 pounds in an […]

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still raining

May 12th, 2009

people laugh at me while i am picking strawberries in the rain, but i need to make some jam every day or i start to get the shakes… i got some thai basil and rose geranium from planet earth diversified on saturday, so i will have some new flavors this week, and i will be […]

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picking strawberries

May 5th, 2009

Strawberries have come to Roseland, despite the rain! I picked 47 lbs this morning and was home before noon… be ready for Saturday! Flavors this week: Strawberry Jam, Strawberry Rhubarb Jam, Strawberry Chocolate Mint Jam, Strawberry Lime + Caraway Jam, Rhubarb Ginger Jam.

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