Sunday, June 06, 2010

22 pints of jam...

We went berry picking Memorial Day morning. The four youngest were busy bees and Laurie Anne was picking like a pro- she didn't even get red fingers like the rest of us! In just a little over half an hour we had picked 20 quarts- and at $1 a quart... sweet deal in more ways than one, huh? Bekah is my little shadow and she was a huge help in getting all that jam made. We also froze 10 quarts for shortcake and poundcake this winter- Won't that be a wonderful taste of summer when the snow flies?



The pied piper...

That's how I think of my Sweet Daughter in law- the children are like the rest of us and just adore her. Bless her heart, she never gets any rest! Here they are watching a video about self-defense- she loves swords and all things midievel. And they love her... so, we're all happy.




Like father like son...

Here, Bill is helping Joe change the sparkplugs on his car- Bill likes to make sure that the boys' cars are running as well as possible. He changed Dan's brake pads just the week before.





Mulberries are ready to eat...

And by the looks of their feet- they've been eating quite a lot! Even visitors get in on the act. Where's their shoes? They didn't want to get them dirty... so for the next week, they'll have purple toes!







He's got the whole world in his hands...

The children just adore their youngest cousin, Isaac. He is a doll. And so sweet natured. There's always a fight to see who gets to hold him.

Well, Joe. That's about all the news. I could tell you about the deal I found on organic cotton sheets- sweet! Or the hummingbird feeder that actually works. Still haven't spotted a hummer, yet. Our day at Miss Sandy's pool, where I sat in the shade but still caught some rays- how does that happen? Or Abe's latest funny saying- "What's the point of being the man of the house when it's just me and my mother?" What am I, chopped liver? But I see his point. Hope everyone had a wonderful week!

6 comments:

Sarah N. said...

Is it strawberry jam?? Yummy! I have been going through my strawberry freezer jam way too fast! I only made it to the berry farm once during the way too short season. Thankfully no one else in my house is addicted to it as I am!

Tell Bill I do NOT believe his shirt! I know him too well!

Miss you and love you!

Julie in the Barn said...

I love the purple feet! We don't have any ripe berries yet except strawberries and they are too darn expensive to buy and don't grow around here anyway. I'm waiting for blackberry season.

Karen said...

A dollar a quart! Sure isn't grocery store prices. I love strawberries and straberry shortcake.

Peni said...

Lovin' this feature...and the pictures. Lovin' YOU, too.

teelduo said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Love you sweet thang! Just a few more weeks and we will be gettin' into trouble with each other again. giggle

Isobel said...

Lovely piecing, lovely kiddies. Guess it has been a while since I checked this site. Who knows, I might even post something on mine soon.