Sunday, June 13, 2010

Picking Currents


"Come, help me pick." I looked up and she handed me a bowl. Off to the garden we went to stoop and peer under leaves, delicately plucking tiny scarlet berries. I love current jelly and my sister is growing them with the hope of one day having enough to make some. It takes 7 quarts to make one batch, so, this is going to take years, even though she now has 3 bushes. She picks them a bowl at a time, washes and freezes them. I have fond memories of picking currents and gooseberries at my aunt's place. She sold out years ago, I hope the new owners didn't pull those old bushes out.

2 comments:

deejbrown said...

Your sister is amazing. She and people like her are the only hope this planet has. If anyone can save us, it will be the farmers.

T.J. said...

I like currents to, but have not been able to pick enough to turn to jelly yet. Just wanted to say how thrilled I am to have found your site (again)! Last summer, a friend had given me a Queen Ann's Lace jelly recipe that she'd found on-line. The jelly came out spectacular and people raved! Just today, a friend was asking me for the recipe. All I could remember was "murmuring trees" I googled it and- here I am! I copied the link for her, then strolled around. I love your entries here- so full of nature and the simple way of things :) Next recipe I'm trying? Homemade Kahlua!!!

TJ