Saturday, July 11, 2015

Berries and Blooms

My husband and I finally went berry picking with our sweet little girl, Piper, today. It has been such a beautiful hot July day. This day is the epitome of summer for me! Beautiful skies, warm breeze, the smell of berries, having fun with my little family; I couldn't ask for more!

This past week or so, Piper has really begun reaching out for things. When she sees something that she wants, she points in the objects' direction and like a genie, her wish is our command. She loved feeling the raspberries in her hands. She was very interested in those red goodies. If only she knew how great they taste! One day, sweet girl, one day.

Now that the berries are picked, it's time to get to canning! We've got a first timer over here; I am excited to give it a go! My husband is going on a fishing trip tomorrow morning so I hope to get these little goodies canned while he's out. We've got two quarts of yellow, two quarts of red and one quart of mixed blackberries.

Since Piper (and my husband and I) had so much fun picking berries today, we hope to make this an annual family tradition!

Psst. if you look really closely, you can see two little toofers coming through on the bottom. Those little buggers gave her some big troubles last weekend, but she's been a very happy girl ever since!

Readers, what is your favorite kind of raspberry? I was surprised to enjoy the yellow ones so much!

1 comment:

  1. How fun! I've never tried yellow raspberries! :) Yum!! So glad Piper is feeling better :)