Thursday, July 15, 2010

Blackberry Picking

This morning's outing was to Lawson Brothers Farm. As you can see, it's blackberry season. You cannot imagine the taste, the feel, the look of these fresh, hand-picked berries. The girls, Gran, and myself ventured there bright and early with the hope of beating the heat and the crowd. Mission accomplished! We were the ONLY pickers and the clouds hung around to shade us. In all honesty, we would have stayed and filled several more containers except for the fear that my little berry-eating monsters were going to make themselves sick from the bottomless bowl of fruit at their fingertips!

Look local. Find places where you can get fresh food that is grown with rain, sunlight, and a little love. Yes - there were bugs on the plants. Yes - they were eating berries. But they were alive to enjoy it, much like the four of us were!

Hmmm.... now what shall we bake with this harvest? Ideas? Anyone?

1 comment:

  1. Oooh ooooh mememememe! I have a few suggestions!!!