Back to last week’s Autumn Harvest post! I mentioned there that I spotted an abundant crop along the hedgerows. Well, what I didn’t mention was the fact that when the two grandsons arrived home after school, they twisted my arm to take them out for a harvesting sortie. I was keen because I really want to attempt making a bit of BB wine! Why not? I mean… if Ma Nature hands us her bounty we should surely celebrate her generosity.
Of course Pepsi tagged along. And, as you know me by now… the camera finds a way of going. I must say… there was much squabbling and gnashing of teeth. The two lads even took to fighting about whose berries were whose… as if they had planted and cultivated their own patch. And oh boy, did they wail when getting zapped by the odd nettle… or bramble hook. Fun, I tell you… with capitals! FUN!!
I eventually managed to coax them into a semblance of cooperation… and even managed to arrange a hasty photo shoot. I think you’ll agree with me… the photos are worth a look… if even just for their dramatic value!!
However, we managed to get home with the harvest. The kids wanted to make juice. Their mom was quick to protest and send us home with the bag of berries. Whooppee… I could attempt a bit of wine making! No… more protest ensued. My good lady insisted I would make loaves, so that’s what would become of the harvest. Bread… not wine! So… after a long and sordid journey, the berries found a few choice spots… in our bellies!!
Just in case you’re wondering… you can find the recipe here… I’ve even updated the post to reflect a few minor adjustments!
Thanks to Sallyann for the idea of the slice flower…
NOTE: Please check your spam folders… my comments may be lodged there…