Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Pickin' and Jammin'...

Monday we went on a field trip to a local strawberry farm.
This is our third year to go strawberry pickin'

and have learned that we absolutely love it.
Last year, we began a new tradition of jamming

some of our berries, which is a lot of fun, as well. ;o)

I had a little time to spend online
and wanted to share some moments from our day of pickin'...

Carolynne and Beth ready to pick

On the hunt

Enjoying the fruit of their labors

Will searching for strawberries

Enjoying the fruit of his labor

Ally searching with a friend...

Enjoying the pickin'

Enjoying the fruit of her labors, too.

Beth going to search with Ally

Will and Carolynne enjoy some together

Calling it a day ;o)

We enjoyed snacking on the delicious strawberries this week,
along with some Cool Whip, too. Mmmm!
We've, also, been enjoying our homemade jam
(which we look forward to sharing with others)...
It's a little less solid/spreadable than last year
but we are enjoying it as a wonderful dipping sauce, as well!

"O taste and see that the LORD is good:
blessed is the man that trusteth in him."
~ Psalm 34:8


Tracy said...

What a great day, and such beautiful pictures to remember it by! I especially loves the girls in their dresses looking like times gone by!

Shannon @ Some Fine Taters said...

Sweet pictures!

We did that trip last week. Papa was TAD, though, and wants to go strawberry picking, too, so I think we'll be heading back next week!

Daughter of the King said...

Wonderful pictures....sounds like a great family thing to do, too..
the dresses on your girls look great...
and those little jars of jam....YUMMMMM...almost to pretty to eat.

Grafted Branch@Restoring the Years said...

Your pictures are always fun, but WOW! these are spectacular! Did you get a new camera? So crisp and clear; maybe it's the vivid colors of the out-of-doors and good lighting?

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What a wonderful time! The kids sure did seem to be having a lot of fun!

Tori said...

Adorable pictures!
I love the idea of picking strawberries. Oh yea and I'll send you my addy for a jar of that jam! :0)

HsKubes said...

Tracy ~ Thank you! It was a great day.

Shannon ~ We hope to go, again, next week, too. We've already eaten the rest of our berries and would love to have more! ;o)
What a blessing that your beloved wants to go with you. I'm sure that will make for a wonderful time.

Deby ~ Thank you! It was a great time together. ;o) I thought the jars were too pretty to open, too, but then we tasted the jam and it was worth it. ;o)

Grafted Branch ~ Thank you! I did not get a new camera. I do think that much of it was the lighting outside. However, I must confess that a few of them I did give a color boost while playing around with them at Flickr (in our sidebar). ;o)

Michelle ~ Yes, it was a wonderful time and the children did have lots of fun! I think it tastes better when we work for the berries. ;o)

Tori ~ Yes, yes! Send me your addy. ;o) We'd love to send you some!

~ Christina

A Note From Theresa said...

What BEAUTIFUL dresses your girls have on. It looked like a lot of fun.

momofmhasr said...

Wow, we won't get local berries until about July! They sure look good!


Even picking strawberries is such fun when seen though the eyes of you and your children.

My husband says we are going strawberry picking very soon. He has already picked many blackberries. Thanks for sharing this fun with all of us. connie from Texas

MrsMelody said...

Wow! The girls look like Laura and Mary Ingalls from the back. Too pretty!

I love picking strawberries. They taste so good when warmed by the sun. Mmmm..... I am looking forward to making some freezer jam tomorrow as well. (I only know how to make freezer jam)I purchased some strawberries from the local farm stand and they are so tasty!

Thanks for your reply about SOW and the math curriculum. I appreciate your taking the time to type that all out for me. I know you are busy :)

Enjoy your jam!

Sileena said...

We so wanted to go to a u-pick farm this year but *sigh* nothing around here. We're going to do our best to go cherry pickin though. Looks like you had lots of fun and made many memories. =) Also, I kinda tagged you if you're interested. Take a look

PlainJane said...

Adorable pictures!!! Yummy post! I love the little girls prairie dresses & pinafores - and Will's stain-concealing outfit. :) Berry farms aren't open around here until the end of July/first of August I think. Friday I will post a picture of a strawberry pyramid that my dh made me this year - but the berries have a way to go. :) We hope to make jam this year too - can't wait.

Cat said...

We went last week, too! We sure missed Dad this year (deployed), but still managed to pick 17 lbs. Not too shabby for a tired old mommy, a 7 YO, a 4 YO, a 20 month old, and a 4 month old! :) Your girls look so cute in their pinafores!

Training Hearts said...

Stopping by with Friday Blessings to let you know that I've you upon my heart! May you enjoy a peaceful weekend filled with special memories.

In His Grace,

Dina said...

Hello, it's been a while since i wrote a comment, needless to say that at times I do not know how the day is already over. Such a blessing to be able to go strawberry picking. I simply love strawberries and so does my daughter, unfortunately my son seems far from interested in trying fruit :(. Great photos and as always I find reading your posts of great encouragement. thanks for sharing all these lovely photos with us. I also must add that the photos you've taken of your children for the yearly school/grade photo are brilliant well done.

Mrs. Taft said...

Hello dear friend! I have been away, but am hoping to get back into the swing of things soon. Anyways, what precious pictures! I love what you did with the jam jars as well. Looks like a fun, wholesome, wonderful time!

Lisa said...

I enjoyed your lovely pictures. The strawberries look so good. Anything tastes better when you have to pick it yourself. Have a wonderful weekeend. Lisa~

HsKubes said...

Theresa ~ Thank you! It was a lot of fun. ;o)

momofmhasr ~ In July all of the strawberries here will be gone. Hope you get to go pickin'. :o)

Connie ~ Thank you. We did have a lot of fun. But anytime with the children is a fun time. ;o)
Hope you have a wonderful time picking, too! What fun to be able to do it with your beloved!

Mrs. Melody ~ Thank you. The girls would like that, as they like to play Laura & Mary.
Hope you have fun jamming. I hope to make some freezer jam, too, but am not sure if I'll be able to this year. Jam is so yummy, as are the strawberries!
You are very welcome regarding the math. I hope it was helpful. ;o)

Sileena ~ I hope you are able to go cherry pickin'. Sounds like such fun! What a blessing it is to make memories. ;o)

PlainJane ~ Lol. Yes, Will's outfit was stain-concealing. It's a good thing, too. ;o)
I hope you're able to go pickin' and jammin', too. Yum!

Cat ~ Wow! 17 pounds. Yum! What fun with your children.
It was good to hear from you. Praying as your beloved is away.

Tamara ~Thank you. What a blessing your encouraging words were!

Dina ~ Good to hear from you! I can understand how the days fly! ;o) I hope you are doing well.

Mrs. Taft ~ Thank you! It was a wonderful time. It's good to hear from you, again, too.

Lisa ~ The strawberries were very yummy! Yes, it does taste better when you pick it yourself. ;o)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend, too.

~ Christina

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

How fun! We plan on going strawberry picking this year as well! I want to try my hand at freezer jam.

I just love Ally and her friends dresses~So pretty.

Have a wonderful weekend

Sis. Julie said...

Oh what fun!! I've never had the opportunity to go pickin' least not for fruit. We went cotton pickin' once. That was fun!! Looks like the young 'uns really enjoyed it!!

Anonymous said...

Hi there. Your children sure have grown!!! It's been forever since I've visited blogs. I sure did enjoy catching up on y'all.

We finally went strawberry pickin' here. First time ever and we've been here almost 5 years!!!

Love the Lord, Lisa

Dawn said...

What sweet pictures! Thank you for sharing!
Everyone seems to have had a good time! What a blessing!

I have never picked anything as far as things hopefully all that will change once we move and get settled.
I'll have to learn all about gardening, planting fruits and veggies, soil, all kinds of stuff but I can't wait.

Love the girls dresses and pinafores!! By any chance do you make them in adult sizes???? Wondering minds would like to know ;)

I hope you and your family have a super blessed Memorial Day weekend coming up!

God be with you!


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