When I was younger, summer was my favorite time of the year. It meant that school was out…and that long days filled with getting lost in library books and eating lots of ice cream were a regular thing. I feel like with every year that goes by, summer seems to get a little bit shorter (and a little bit hotter..) and I find myself at the end of it wondering where the time went and wishing I had made more of it. This year I wrote out a summer bucket list partially inspired by my Internet friend Christy and partially inspired by my usual “holiday” bucket list (you know…cookies, tree decorating, etc). My list is full of fun things that I would really like to try to do over the summer…some of which are things I used to do every year as a kid, like crabbing, and some are new things I really want to try…like picking my own fruit!
Yesterday we chose to knock that one (picking our own fruit) off of the list! We picked several pints of raspberries from a little family owned farm in New Kent County. It was fun! And I won’t lie, I ate a few as I picked…shhh. John told me this was stealing, so I didn’t fill my container up all the way to make up for what I ate. Oops. I was a little disappointed that the places that had pick your own peaches were closed…peaches are my favorite! They remind me of being a kid and going on vacation to the beach with my family. My parents would buy a bunch of peaches from a farm stand just across the South Carolina border and we’d eat them on the beach, burying the pits in the sand when we finished.
Anyway…back to the berries. I had no idea that raspberries don’t actually ripen after they’ve been picked…so a smallish percentage of ours will remain pretty tart! I’m thinking those will have to become a raspberry vinaigrette. Or something like that. Picking berries this weekend made me feel so domestic…I’m considering trying to make homemade pickles. WHO AM I??
No peeks to share with you guys this week…I had the weekend off, which I’m actually really thankful for. I think if it were up to me, I would shoot 50 weddings a year and never be off (I’m terrible at saying no) but I think sometimes the universe gives you what you need…and I really needed a little time off to rest and recover.
I actually had a session scheduled but thanks to Andrea, it had to be postponed:( Instead, here are some iPhone pictures of our adventures yesterday!
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Berry picking is one of my favorite things to do! I used to pick berries at my grandmother’s house and bring them home… Ahh! Summer memories!
Those look delicious! Yum!
Berry picking is so fun! My bestie & her 3 year old & I went strawberry picking/jam making on Thursday – it was great! Hope you enjoyed your time off!
Homemade pickles are the best…
I need to go do this! Hopefully you’ll blog what amazing things you make with your berries 🙂
Love this! I also bought blueberries and peaches this weekend ! Unfortunately I bought them from the store. I’m just a little to scared of bugs and snacks.
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