Yesterday evening was berry picking time while hubby took the pups to the doggie park.  I picked 10 pints of blackberries and 2 1/2 pints of blueberries, plus I had a few pints of berries lurking in the freezer from last summer.

 Today was jam making day.  I started fairly early and just finished.

 The finished days work produced 7 half pints of blueberry jam on the left of the front tray, 10 1/2 half pints of mixed berry, a blend of wineberries (a wild raspberry), wild blackberries, and blueberries.  The back tray, because my daughter loves it so, is 15 half pints and 6 quarter pint jars of blackberry.  Most years the wineberries and blackberries would all be wild, picked from the unmowed parts of our land, but the derecho storm that hit here in late June followed by a series of severe thunderstorms this summer, destroyed all the wild berries.  Fortunately, the two U-pick berry farms did not lose their whole crops.

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