Saturday, June 26, 2010

Blackberry Pickin'

We enjoyed a nice hot morning picking blackberries. It was so much fun! I learned a lot about picking them and now will learn a lot about cooking them. I have already started looking at recipes. YUM!!

This place is just right down the road from us. Who would of guessed that we lived by such a gold mine.

There were rows and rows of blackberries! The little farmer there was so sweet! He explained exactly where to look for them and what to be looking for. Little Sweet Farmer Tip #1. Do not pick Red berries.
This is what NOT to be looking for. If you pick the red ones they will NOT ripen off the vine. So we are strictly looking for BLACK berries.

This is much better..These look so good!

Little Sweet Farmer Tip #2. Get low to the ground and look in the shade.

Isn't Rhees doing an excelent job at this! Good job little berry picker!

Little Sweet Farmer Tip #3. Fill the buckets and bring them back.

And yes....he had to be the "MAN" and get more than me. I think he was pretty proud of this!

Well, we didn't let these precious berries sit for very long. We went straight to the store to get stuff for making ice cream. OH MY.... that was the best ice cream ever!

I love that we can enjoy these great experiences together!

1 comment:

  1. This looks so fun! I'm going to have to make a trip there! AND your ice cream looks amazing!!