The Saskatoon berries are having a remarkable year. I spotted a bunch of them in the river valley Tuesday and I went back on my bike this morning to pick them.
I also ran into a bunch of early raspberries. And a collection of rose bushes and thistle that have left my arms and legs a bit tender!
With good weather, Jess and I also drove out to T&D's Saskatoon farm this afternoon (about 6km north of St Albert) and picked a bunch of Saskatoons (without the thistle and thorns!).
We came back home and I put up six jars of strawberry-Saskatoon jam plus one that wouldn't seal (twice!) went into the fridge (dud jar, I think). That leaves 12 litres of Saskatoons in the fridge for pie filling and maybe a few frozen for baking.
Tomorrow we'll do some more canning and I think I have a line on a fruit press for cider making this autumn. The pressure canner also arrived this afternoon so I will have lots to keep me busy.