Friday, 1 July 2011

Foraging for Jam...

Last night whilst out walking Alf the dog with the Boyf we came across a hedgerow full of raspberries. This particular spot is always overflowing with blackberries in late summer but I've never seen raspberries growing wild like this before. The hedgerow lines an allotment site so I assume that the bushes have escaped from someone’s fruit cage and grown like mad!

The school children had got there before us and munched their way through the easy to reach berries- no worries, I sent the boyf and the dog deep into the nettles in search of bounty.

We came away with a fair few, topped up with some of the strawberries from the garden we had enough for a jar of yummy jam!

I’m very pleased with my free hedgerow bounty! It was yummy on my toast this morning!


  1. I love the thought of you sending them deep into the that's sooooo cruel of me, it was worth it for that luscious jam though!

    There's an award for you over at mine.

    Sue xx

  2. Lovely!

    We found some raspberries in a hedgerow too! They were delicious!

    Free food is great!

    Martin :)

  3. Your man loves you so, wading his way through the nettles for some raspberries. Your berry jam looks delightful. I am hoping to go PYO strawberries in a week or so, so am looking forward to making some jam too.