Gardening, chickens, beekeeping, sustainable living, local food
Monday, June 17, 2013
First Blueberry June 12th
The first blueberries have finally ripened on June 12th and I noticed the first red raspberry today. I just ate the last cup of frozen blueberries from last season. My goal with gardening is to always squirrel enough away for the next year. I'm also not particularly picky if some fruits taste a little freezer-burned because they just go into smoothies with other berries and honey. Blueberries are difficult to dehydrate because of the wax coating they naturally have. The coating is called bloom and prevents the berries from rotting because the coating acts as a water repellent.