We have now picked about 15 litres of blueberries which have all been frozen. I have never seen such a good crop here in Rosendal, definitely one of the better years.
When I go back to Espoo I'll make some more jam and some muffins (for Fredrik who returns home in a few days) and the rest we'll keep for porridge during the winter. I don't think we can pick any more because we need the space for all the other fruit which is about to ripen: blackcurrants, redcurrants and gooseberries.
I picked 2-3 litres yesterday but I think they are still not quite ripe for picking. I had to sort them - there were a lot of small red and green berries coming off the plants with the ripe blueberries. A funny year: the volumes are huge and if the weather improves I think it will be a long season. I will freeze these - just because I don't have time to make cakes today.
We also found a few chanterelle mushrooms but barely enough for an omelette for two.
And while we were out in the woods, we found the remains of what could be behind the awful wailing that we heard coming from the forest last week.
The remains of a roe deer (or a baby white-tailed deer) very close to the cabin, maybe 50 metres away. All that is left are the leg bones and the hoofs. We didn't even find the skull bone. So, probably a lynx, difficult to be sure, but there are not many other things it could be apart from a wolf or a bear.
We picked a handful of bilberries which is just the beginning of what is going to be a bumper harvest, though the taste is watery rather than sweet.
We also found three chanterelles... with all this rain we MUST be able to find more! The moss is so full of water, it's like walking on sponge.