The raspberry yield has improved dramatically with the recent rains. We're getting bigger, plumper berries now. I filled the 4L bucket in the freezer, then left it out to defrost over night.
After boiling and cooling the sugar water was added, and now the carboy sits on the buffet with all of the other wines we currently have on the go.
The rest of this years' raspberry crop will be turned into juice. I'm continuing with the pick and freeze method. This way there's no rush to get enough berries picked, and no waste from sitting in the fridge too long. Raspberries don't keep well for very long.
Blueberry yields are also improving, though not enough to try another batch of wine yet. Peas are dying off, which seems odd since the rains bring cooler temps.