Is this how it happens? Do people realize that they’re over four months behind in their blogging stories so they decide to just give up and stop? I’m not going to lie, there’s definitely a risk and I’m quite worried about some of my summary posts where I put together the best pictures from the months or year but as for now, I’m still trucking!
The story for today is from our adventures in berry picking. They started with the strawberry picking we did one afternoon at Remlinger Farms. This was one of the first times we’ve been here and didn’t do the full day of activities but we still had a great time picking!
We beat the rain, ran through the fields and quickly gathered a large amount of strawberries to jam.
Before we headed home, we took a quick pit stop inside and had to hop on the train for old times sake.
Then we took our pickings and headed home to make something sweet out of them. This years recipe was a spicy strawberry ginger jam that tastes delish!
What wasn’t delish was the mess of the kitchen I got to clean after the canning…
Another picking excursion was to Raising Cain Ranch for raspberries on a #FridayFunDay afternoon.
We did a lot of picking but we had some playtime as well!
At one point, Cassie was capturing pictures of me and I LOVE the way Leah turned around from picking (and clearly eating) to get into the frame with me. Obviously we can be hams if we want to be…
This is one of the millions of reasons why I adore our #FridayFunDays!
Another reason is getting an amazing picture like this.
The final berry picking excursion was over a weekend in July when Cory was out of town and we headed up north to hang with our friend, Michelle. We went back to Bryant Blueberry Farm because we had such a great time at their festival last year and were determined to enjoy it again. Pony rides, face painting, balloon animals and lunch- all for a $20 entrance fee.
There was blueberry picking too, of course!
Look at our bountiful berries!
After we were done with the day, we headed over to Michelle’s lovely lake for some water play.
The kids may have played with the water a bit more while we played with the wine.
To conclude the evening, we made some amazing grilled pizzas on Michelle’s new pizza stone and they were incredibly tasty.
The next morning was another treat when we cooked ourselves some mason jar lid pies with all of our berries.
I have no issue with pie for breakfast!
Just like luckily my kids have no issues picking blackberries while I drink wine and hold the ladder. No joke.
But we spend a lot of time making wonderful masterpieces from our many berries. And it makes it all worth it in the end.
Happy berry season! (many months ago…)