We learned about http://www.pickyourown.org/ (national pick your own produce farm locations) from our mailbox this last week. Blackberry season is in full force. I love blackberries. I don't have them very often because they cost more than I can stomach at the store. The pick your own cost sounded like a great way to go. In this case, we picked a gallon of berries for 10 dollars.....well, we picked 4/5 of a gallon. The lady told us it would be about 8 dollars, but then we informed her that Tessa ate to her heart's content as we were picking. We were happy to pay the 10 bucks. My right arm looked like I had been in a cat fight (next time I'll wear gloves), but all in all it was a really nice outing. The berry farmer even took us back to his chicken coop so Tessa could see the hen and her babies.
We now have a collection of Rubbermaids in the freezer full of blackberry freezer jam. Mmmmm. And, no, freezer jam isn't hard to make (otherwise it would have been a no go for me). I think we'll be making a venture out for peaches a little later in the summer.