July and August are busy months at the guest house but since I started making my own jams and marmalades it is even busier as it is also when many of the fruits are ripe. Yesterday I spent a lovely morning with two of my grandchildren and my daughter at a local pick your own fruit farm. We were there for the raspberries and the children had great fun picking and eating the fruit. We filled two baskets and I have had a mammoth jam making session this morning? The house now smells of raspberry jam and I have the lovely memories of fruit picking with the grandchildren. Below are some photos from yesterday.