Today has been such a productive day, it started off with more Mulberry picking, but after a while we just stretched an old mosquito net under each branch, shook the branches and loads of ripe fruit rained down. It was wonderful and so much easier than picking each little berry individually. They were washed and another 12 bottles of jam have been made, I really love this, I feel like a pioneer! The soap that we made a few weeks ago is hardening nicely and we will start using that in about a months time. So for now we have jam and handmade soap to gift friends and family with at Christmas:) I must start on some more gifts, Christmas is so close now!
I also managed to plant some seeds today for squash, pumpkins and sugar baby melons.
We have discovered that we also have a white mulberry tree, those berries are in the basin on the right, I will make a new batch of jam for these.
This is Lucy Rabbit she is visiting us all the way from Australia. I will soon be sending her on to Kristen in the USA. Lucy has been patiently watching me make jam all day:) It is so lovely to have her visit us:)
I love these Calendula flowers, I have planted them all amongst my veggies to attract bees and other pollinators.
A shy apple…