Sunday, May 25, 2008

Merry Berry Farm

We learned about http://www.pickyourown.org/ (national pick your own produce farm locations) from our mailbox this last week. Blackberry season is in full force. I love blackberries. I don't have them very often because they cost more than I can stomach at the store. The pick your own cost sounded like a great way to go. In this case, we picked a gallon of berries for 10 dollars.....well, we picked 4/5 of a gallon. The lady told us it would be about 8 dollars, but then we informed her that Tessa ate to her heart's content as we were picking. We were happy to pay the 10 bucks. My right arm looked like I had been in a cat fight (next time I'll wear gloves), but all in all it was a really nice outing. The berry farmer even took us back to his chicken coop so Tessa could see the hen and her babies.
We now have a collection of Rubbermaids in the freezer full of blackberry freezer jam. Mmmmm. And, no, freezer jam isn't hard to make (otherwise it would have been a no go for me). I think we'll be making a venture out for peaches a little later in the summer.

9 comments:

Lori said...

How fun! What a great family outing. I wish I would have been there to pick berries with y'all. Enjoy some for me!

mary said...

I love freezer jam, it's so easy and so yummy! Tessa looks very grown up in that hat. What a fun outing. Yum!

Haskins said...

That seems like so much fun! I never had blackberries! The Jam sounds good, that is awesome you know how to make some!

Rasmussen Forever said...

What a great deal! Looks like you all had a fun time. Family outings are always the best.

Christian & Katie said...

I LOVE Tessa's hat! What a fun thing to do! Cute, cute pictures!

adrienne said...

That looks like so much fun! I'll have to check it out and see if they have any close to here. Jeff loves freezer jam, so I have to make sure and stock up in the summer so we can have enough to last him all year. BTY, I LOVE Tessa's hat. Sooo cute!

Mindy said...

fun outing! Tessa is just loving them!

The Farrell Family said...

Yum. Freezer jam. Looks like a fun little outing. Cute pics. I can see so much of you in Tessa.

Talbot Family said...

I guess that I should be more appreciative that we have black berries growing along both sides of our house. In the past I have cursed them for ruining every single outfit Adessa wears in the summer. We finally resigned to stripping her down and letting her munch away. MMMMmmm sweet or sour black berries. Go Tessa!