Monday, June 23, 2014

Berry Pickers

A few weeks ago we went to pick strawberries.  They were late this year, because of the extended winter.
 Reid was a champion berry picker.  Cort was close behind, very intent on finding the perfect berries.
 
Then there was Pierce.  Who picked seven berries.  That's right, seven in his bucket.  But see the slight bulge in his belly? 

In the end, we got enough to make jam.  And this year?  My strawberry jam set perfectly!
Readers, what is your favorite flavor of jam?

35 comments:

Endah Murniyati said...

It must be a very nice day on strawberry garden. We haven't had strawberry on our garden.
My favorite jam... is pineapple jam, emmmm so yummy!

Steve Surratt said...

I guess you could have weighed Pierce before and after to figure out how many he picked :-)

We are devout blackberry jam eaters in our family.

Blackberry Lane said...

That is cute about Pierce eating more than he put in his pail!

I love strawberry and blackberry jam!

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Really nice photos! I suspect that some of the berries didn't make it in the buckets. Lots of fun picking strawberries and no thorns!

Roan said...

Love picking strawberries. We didn't get to go this year. Hubs has had to work every weekend. His retirement isn't going well. :)

Out on the prairie said...

Blue Damson Plum

troutbirder said...

Oh what fun. We did this a lot with our boys but its been a while. I don't know if orange marmalade counts but strawberry is my second favorite....:)

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Blueberry or grape...jellies...I'm not much for jam..too much texture going on there for breakfast! HA! Your boys look like they had a fun day. I need one of those hats for when I mow to keep the sun off my neck.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I have feeling he ate more than seven berries!

cobie en bas van Es said...

geweldig met zoveel hulp dat moet wel goed komen.

cobie en bas van Es said...

geweldig met zoveel hulp dat moet wel goed komen.

TexWisGirl said...

such cute boys! love blackberry!

Sally Crowe said...

How sweet! This brings back great memories; I think I told you that last year. :)

I'd be Pierce. LOL

Sharon Wagner said...

We had our first strawberries this weekend as well. Yay! I love this time of year.

Linda said...

Too hot and humid (and bugs!) for too much berry picking here. But I love fig preserves! My tree is full of tiny fruit, but wonder if they will mature? Last year they were ripe one per day for the entire month of August. Needless to say, I did not have many for preserves. Strawberry/fig preserves is nice, tho. So I always have to buy strawberries. Pierce probably likes them warm off the plant. Such cute guys (all 4) in your family! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Seven berries? That is so funny! I have the same problem as Pierce when I pick berries.

I love strawberry and blackberry jam.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That sounds like fun! The pictures are so cute.....

Ginny said...

These are really wonderful pictures! Strawberry picking with the kids, it doesn't get much better than that!! And eating them along the way is all part of the fun.

Laura Lee said...

Looks like a great day! Reminds me of being little picking berries with my mom, good times :)

My favorite jams are rhubarb, strawberry and apricot. YUM

Gail Dixon said...

What a fun day! Your kids get to do all kinds of organic activities.

Beth of "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

too cute. what a fun family event. yum, you guys enjoy!! i love fresh strawberry & peach. but i am not a disliker of any kind of jam or jelly. ( :

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Precious photos,!
Oue strawberry season is almost over,,
but we like all berries
boysenberry jam!
love
tweedles

Linda said...

I like cherry jam! Mainly because they others make my mouth feel like it's burning.

Harry Flashman said...

That would be a fun family outing. We used to go to a blue berry farm and pick blue berries.

Glad your jam set up. We had a spotty record that way when we used to make jam at the house.

A Quiet Corner said...

STRAWBERRY is my favorite, along with you and those boys!!!!...:)JP

Jacquelineand.... said...

I always enjoyed berry picking with the kidling!
My favourite jam probably has to be one made by the Amish here; it's called.... really..... 'Traffic' Jam. It's filled with all kinds of fruits and is absolutely delicious.

Rob-bear said...

What a great family outing! And Pierce gets my vote. I mean, why wait for the jam?

Blessings and Bear hugs!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I'm really impressed I don't see more red stains on little faces, lol. Favorite jam is a blueberry damson conserve I made up; it's absolutely divine!

mail4rosey said...

I think strawberry would be my fave if I had to pick. I love most any flavor of jam though. And lol at the full belly...that's how I used to pick strawberries too. ;)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Good woman! My late mother would always make jam. She parsed out one jar at a time. I miss her, and her jam! I thought of this the other day. I have not made any!!!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Mila said...

I would've eaten them too! :D

Lin said...

I don't like jam, but I love picking blueberries. They just fall off the bush--making the job EASY!

Lady Lilith said...

I like a grape jam.

Slamdunk said...

Well done pickers! Our strawberry crop in the area was poor due to the weather so we did not pick this year. First time in a long time.

My favorite is strawberry, but the kids would go grape.

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a fun and tasty event for your family.
I DO love strawberry jam too!