Berry Picking Day

Beautiful Blackberry

Queen called me last night and asked if we wanted to get up early and go blackberry picking.  How on earth could we resist?  So, early this morning (okay, only 7:30am) we all woke up and got dressed.  Queen, Prince and Princess arrived right at 8am, and the boys (Prince and B10) rode in the truck with GO, Auntie M and I, while Princess rode with her Mum.

The best berry picking place is about an hour away, and owned by the same family that owns the strawberry picking fields (which are only 30 minutes away).  We had never been before, because Queen is usually gone during Blackberry season.  The weather has been so warm, that all the berries have ripened about 2-3 weeks earlier than usual, so she was VERY excited.

On the way home, we stopped to get “baby burgers” (as GO calls them), where GO hopped from lap to lap soaking in the love of her friends and family (actually – they are ALL family to her!).  It was a great morning.

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We got two buckets (at $12 a gallon – a STEAL), part of which Auntie M promised to make blackberry cobbler with.  The rest have been eaten or frozen (for smoothies!).  I hope we get a chance to go back before the season is over!

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Malenki on 04 06 12 at 4:48 pm

    Sorry we couldn’t be there … We totally went berry picking two hours later. 😦 Looks like y’all had a blast, though! Love the blackberry pictures. And your camera. Remind me to ask you a camera question, speaking of which. 😉


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