Berry Madness

What an incredible berry year this is! How is it at your place? Are you getting good berry harvests or has the drought affected all your crops?

I can’t believe how many pounds of berries we’re getting. Now I wish I had started weighing them at the beginning of the berry picking.



Day after day, I am picking more Raspberries (and peas too, they are still coming).



I think we still have a lot more to come and it’s not only the Raspberries that are incredible.



The Saskatoon berry bushes are also loaded this year. I think we will end up with enough to make a 5 gallon batch of Saskatoon Wine.



The Strawberries are doing well too, although not as bountiful as the other berries. It’s time to renew a couple of my Strawberry beds and I’m hoping to get that done this year still. I’ll be transplanting new runners and tossing some of my oldest plants.


  1. avatar Kari says:

    Yes, it has been a good berry year and a great peach year!! Glad to see your harvest coming in…enjoy all of the sweet goodness.

    • avatar Annie says:

      Glad to hear it’s been a good year for you too in Oregon, Kari. You’ve had enough rain and sunshine, I suppose. Hope you’re able to preserve some of it!

  2. My four black currant bushes were so overloaded that the bottom branches were laying on the ground. I put hay under so that they berries would not lay on the ground. We have picked over 30 pounds of berries and there are still more to pick.

    Raspberries are just beginning to ripen but the canes are only 3 years old so I don’t expect to pick too many this year, but the wild raspberries yielded a bumper crop.

    • avatar Annie says:

      Sounds wonderful! I’m glad to hear you’re having a good berry year too. What will you do with all the black currants? Jam?