Time to start hunting and gathering berries to fill our freezer.
The local strawberries are in, and the raspberry (early varieties) are just coming on.
We picked both with our cousins who visited on Thursday. The net take was about $21 that day, and we picked another $24 the next day. Hopefully we can get back to the fields before the strawberries are gone, but personally I much prefer picking raspberries (not back-breaking!).
This summer tradition brings out the fruit-flies for sure! We can hardly get them processed/put up before a world of little annoying bugs appear out of nowhere! But it's worth the extra (unwelcome) inhabitants to have a good supply of the delicious fruit on supply year-round.
Been picking yet?