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Saturday, June 13, 2015

pickin' blackberries!

A couple of weeks ago…we had our first 'family day' in a long while.  So we headed to Ham Orchards to pick our own blackberries, buy fresh peaches, and eat peach ice cream.  It wasn't a perfect day by perfection standards.  We had some whining and complaining and ungratefulness and fits and just plane ole imperfections.  It's life.  But, honestly…when I look at these pictures…all I see is the good.  And that's all I remember.  After the trials the month of May brought…I couldn't help but just look at my family through my camera lens and just be so thankful and overjoyed with what is right in front of me.

There are a lot of pictures.  And I didn't really want to narrow them down.  So I didn't.  :)

This girl worked HARD!  I waited to take her picture until we were back under the pavilion and you can see she was sweating.  So proud of the little girls she's becoming.  Not just because she so diligently picked these berries.  But for lots of reasons not mentioned here!  :)  

She was pretending to eat the ice cream like people do on tv.  Ha ha ha!  And ???????

Don't let this sweet, sweet face fool you.  Age 5 seems to bring a set of distinct challenges with it similar to the age of 2!  Love her so.

So we left with a good, full 2 gallons of blackberries.  I spent THREE hours last Saturday just cleaning and drying the berries.  I made 2 different blackberry cobblers …and then freezer 8 cups!

The cobbler above was good…but more cake-like than what I think I'd rather in a cobbler.

And this one was the winner!

1 comment:

Viv said...

Just truly love all these pictures! Those are making memories that will last forever! Oh, and of course both cobblers looked very yummy to me!


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