Saturday, July 26, 2008

Preserving Provisions

This is the time of year that God supplies us with bountiful provisions from gardens & orchards etc.

Last week, we were blessed to glean 7 pails of saskatoon berries from roadside bushes - we prefer the intense flavor of wild berries and the additional huge benefit that they are grown naturally without the chemicals necessary in a domestic garden setting.

Even though we are seriously busy with packing and moving, I find it so very difficult to pass up the bounty of the season when I know we will be needing it this coming winter. So we took time today, Saturday, to go out to our honey farmer's yard to pick raspberries. He invites folks to come for $7 per day/ per person. Ken & 5 of the boys picked 4.5 pails. Thanks guys!

While they were out picking raspeberries, Carsyn picked my beans which were also ready today. I stemmed the three pails and packed them into canning jars to make our favorite veggie dish - "Singin' Beans".

Thank You, Jehovah Jireh. Praise the Lord for His provision.


(^oo^) bad girl (^oo^) said...
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Diana said...

From my experience, as with farmed saskatoon berries, the wild ones vary just the same. There are a lot of different varieties both in the wild and domesticated ones. They have a lot of different flavors from mellow, to sweet. The color and size varies throughout the varieties too.
Yum...too many in my freezer yet to go picking this year:)
Diana - ex-saskatoon farmer