Friday, June 29, 2007

Official Summer

Our annual trip to pick Ollalieberries happened yesterday. As usual, Thing 1 was a picking machine. This is rendered more wonderful by the fact that she doesn't actually like to eat berries. At all.

Between the two of us mostly (with a bit of "help" from the younger three), we picked 34 pounds of berries. Not without some casualties, mostly in the "laundry" arena:

Now those that weren't slapped into little pies are being frozen for future treats. Since we don't have electrical work planned, they shouldn't mold when the freezer is unplugged like last year's haul.

The kids wanted to go to the beach, but taking my bunch to the Pacific Coast isn't my idea of a fun time. Give me a protected bay any day. Maybe in a few years, with a rented Newfoundland, we'll make stopping by the beach a part of the berrying tradition, like Suzee and her intrepid bunch.

Oh, and I really think I'm going to finish the Green Sweater today. Hooray! If I do, pics tomorrow.


bfmomma said...

After reading about these olalieberries on your and Suzee's blogs, I'm really intrigued! Another thing to add to my "try before I die" list :) We just have boring berries like straw-, rasp-, and black- here!

looks like fun, though.

Charity said...

Mmmm, berry picking sounds fun! And look at that happy face! :0)

Hooray for the Green Sweater!

amanda j said...

At least while you are picking berries you are not worrying about neighbourhood scruffians. We have a potential couple next door who love to hang over the fence every time we go outside. They are only five, but I am thinking long term!

By the looks of that smile, berry picking is plenty of fun.

Rain said...

Sounds like you had a great albeit messy time.

allisonmariecat said...

Oh, ollalieberries are one of the things I miss about California. Looks like a great time was had by all!