Berries, Balls and Pies, oh my!

I’ve been trying to stay on track with the aforementioned loom knitting progress, I promise! 🙂  …but I do have to jump in for a bit and share some little tidbits of our daily lives that we’ve  experienced in the last week, just to catch you up, lol.

We traveled to our home town on 3 very important missions:

  1. To pick as many blackberries as we could track down,
  2. To pick up our order of farm fresh blueberries that my parents fetched for us,  and
  3. To have some fun at the SW Washington Fair!  😀

For these missions we took my niece, Trinity, and armed with long sleeves, pants and gallon buckets we headed to the wilds for DIY berry picking.  Despite prickles and scratches, the hot beating sun, and some strategically placed dog dahoogies, we collected about 3 gallons in under 2 hours!  I thought that was quite the bounty… after sharing with Trinity, enough for a couple of pies right off the bat, and some freezer stock as well!  My parents brought home 15 lbs of blueberries for us too.  Lovely!  This definitely called for some blueberry pancakes the very next 2 mornings in a row, lol.

We took off to the fair, had fun looking around and the girls rode rides till they were exhausted.  They had one ride that was new this year…Water Balls.  This was the trippiest thing…literally, lol!  It was so funny to watch them roll and slide like little hamsters in their balls, all while floating on knee deep water…loved it! 🙂  See the video below to watch  Emily and Trinity have some rip-roaring water fun:

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4 Responses to Berries, Balls and Pies, oh my!

  1. Brenda GA says:

    Wow!! I’ve got to find one of those bubbles for Leah. This is a perfect activity for someone with a sensory integration disorder.

    You got quite the berry haul, too! I’ve just finished processing 14 quart bags of okra as of 1:00 a.m. last night – the berries look yummier 😉

  2. Pat says:

    Looks like the girls were having a ball! No pun intended.

    Those berries are making me drool! Well, I guess the idea of blackberry pie is what’s really the drool generator. Yum!

  3. Jeannette Pirkle says:

    Walking on water, how fun. How do they breathe? or does a bit of water get inside too?
    Human habitrail, how fun. Now you should get them one of those little hamsters in a ball. The battery type so you don’t have to clean up after it.
    I miss blueberry picking. The end of July in Michigan we always went. Also tomatoes in summer to make sauce and apples in the fall at the cider mill. Hot donuts, cider and fresh apples for the winter storage. We also had a sweet cherry tree and a big Bartlet pear tree. We were always allowed tons of fruit.
    Here in Texas you pay a fortune for fresh fruit. We still buy it but it isn’t cheap.

  4. gettinitpegged says:

    The balls stay really dry inside…it’s quite amazing! But I do have to say that toward the end, the girls were puffing and panting, because it takes so much energy to try to control the balls in the water. With their heavier breathing Emily was getting a bit lightheaded, lol! She says she felt like she was running out of oxygen. At the end she just laid down inside the ball and raised her hand till someone came to push her back to “shore” and get her out. She’s always been one to get a bit motion sick too, lol. 😉

    As for farm fresh…I haven’t yet canned or frozen anything other than berries, but I’ve been really considering it. We would need to get a bigger freezer, or canning supplies first, though. We just seem to be too busy to take time out to grow our own, or go through the whole process of preparing them. I wouldn’t think it was summer without some fresh berries, though! 🙂 …and berry pies! mmmmm…

    Thanks for commenting everybody! Happy Weekend! 🙂

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