I will now share with you our latest episode...Berry picking!
Matthew was absolutely thrilled by the experience and loved every minute of it! I was constantly finding myself turning aside from my bush to hear his voice, "Look at this 'purple' one Johanna!". It was the sweetest thing!
My lovely mother in her white linen dress and straw hat...her hands busily moving while smiling at Matthew's find. :)
Grace found so many yummy fat ones...
They were just too irresistible to not pop in her mouth!
Emma worked her way into the fullest part of a large blueberry bush and picked and picked! I simply stuck my camera in between the leaves to snap her photo whilst she told me that she really did not enjoy her seeing pictures of herself working....but did I listen to her??? Oh dear, my real self is coming out! I am ever so sneaky and conniving to post her picture for all of you to see!!!
Sarah Anne loved to hide from my camera behind bushes...
And behind her hat ;-)
After an hour of picking, we 9 headed home and froze all our blueberries in bags to be used later in the year for cold cereal, muffins, berry crisps, and pies!
A few days later brought us girls (minus Emma) a trip to a peach farm...
Lovely Grace in her sun hat...
Grace and her buckets.
Sarah Anne decided she needed a rest...
On a log =)
Matthew wanted to show me his "acrobat moves".
Those peaches were too full of flavor to resist!!!
Matthew decided to be brave and take a bite himself! =)
"Oh my word Johanna! This peach is really good, you should try a bite of it!"
By the time we headed back...
Matt was still eating! =)
Time to pick blackberries!
Grace and Sarah Anne needed a rest before starting another perspiring job.
After this point, my fingers became much too sticky to be handling my camera. ;) We brought our trillions of peaches and blackberries home to make jam, pies, cobblers, cakes, etc. Now all those yummy things are either in our pantry or freezer. It is such a wonderful experience to really work hard for something, and then enjoy such wonderful, healthy results. I am so blessed to be a part of learning all my Mom teaches me and is learning herself:). We learn together! Summer has been such a wonderful, blessed season for us. I have enjoyed it immensely, God is so good! I hope you enjoyed peeking in on us;).
On another note, I wanted to thank each of you who have kept me in your prayers. It blesses me so much to know I so much support. (even though I was quite surprised and my cheeks became rather pink by Emma's post;)) It gives me determination to keep going, knowing that the Lord is going to bring me through. Practicing for a concert on limited time and recording a CD, can be so stressful and really draining, but we keep pushing ahead with the Lord's guidance. Now, everyone needs to mark their calendars for September 13th and come listen to us! =)
Thank you again and many blessings on you all!