Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Picking Berries

Few things get Sabrina more excited than the idea of collecting her own fruit. She's always picking and eating the crabapples from our garden, no matter how tart. So we went berry picking at Butler's Orchard in Maryland. And here we had juicy blackberries coming into their sweetness and end-of-the-season blueberries just scattered enough to make the picking a challenge. Sabrina harvested (the blueberries hitting her pail sounded just like the caplucks from Blueberries for Sal) and CC ate, so many berries I had to confess at checkout that we should probably be paying for an extra pound. But tasting is encouraged, I was told.

It was a hot morning and since I really had no plan for our berries other than enjoying them for breakfast and snacks, we took it easy and came home with just three pounds of berries. But I would love to go back on a cooler day to gather more for making jams and preserves.

The same orchard also grows raspberries and flowers, for which we'll have to return later in the summer. And in the fall, apples and pumpkins, oh yes. We're already getting excited.

6 comments:

molly said...

Her illustration is adorable! Glad you made it to Butler's. We love it there and usually go several times a year. We definitely plan to do apples as well.

kirsten said...

I love that drawing! We have whiled away many happy mornings at Butlers Orchard picking blueberries. And after 5 summers I have yet to get any into jam jars...

Rosalba said...

Il disegno della bimba รจ bellissimo!! Un saluto

Lori said...

:^)

Spadazzle said...

Your pancakes make me want to make some soooo bad, I will have to use frozen blueberries though...maybe next weekend :)

featherbed said...

this looks so fun and the little picture at the end made my day!!! hehe