posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 06:10 PM
Foraging is such an easy skill and Berry Picking makes for one of my more favorite seasons. My family gathered wild berries every late Summer/early
Autumn and would make pies, jams, preserves et cetera. Now that I am grown up and have a child, I do the same with her. Wild blackberries and
raspberries are her favorite, although wild strawberries used to be her personal favorite. She's been picking berries for 9 years now, and even
though she's addicted to her cellphone, video games, and being a typical 12 year old, all it takes is mentioning berry picking for her to drop it
Actually, you don't have to limit yourself to just berries either. Any kind of wild fruit can be used fresh, although they are generally more tart
than domestically grown varieties so they taste better canned or as preserves. Plums, Pears, Apples, Apricots, Peaches, et cetera.
Remember, if you keep Canned Preserves in a cool, dry place they will keep indefinitely so long as the seal remains intact.