berry picking.

Last week, myself, my baby, and Aunty Zuma went berry picking.  I knew I wanted fresh fruit for blueberry lemonade, custard fruit tarts and black raspberry pie for Dhara’s garden party, so off we went to a farm a couple miles away called, Larriland.  Next time I’d like to ride my bicycle there with Greg — just me and him, to pick fruits and veggies.  I was pretty bummed that I missed strawberry season this year.  It came and went just like that!  I remember last year this time when I went strawberry picking with the Juan kids and Oilyn at Blueberry Hill in southern Illinois — what fun it was.

My sister and I picked blueberries at Larriland until the afternoon sun became to warm for the baby.  While they cooled off, I went and picked some black raspberries and beets in the shade.  The beets are for Dhara.  She’s getting used to her real food.

I just love the fact that we can go to the local farms in our area for seasonal fruits and veggies.  It’s so much fun to pick your own.  Peaches will be popping up in the next few weeks.  I found a great recipe for a pecan peach cobbler that I’d love to bake.

Picking berries with a baby ain’t that bad.

Dhara playing under a blueberry bush as mama and Aunt Zuma pick blueberries.

black raspberries.

black raspberry fields.

beets for Dhara.

blueberries for us.

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  1. Pick your own spinach? I’d be in serious trouble!

    How’s the solids going? Monkey is not remotely interested at 7.5 months old.


  2. Haaa…you add spinach to all those tasty green smoothies you make, don’t ya?

    Solids are going ok. She’s getting used to the whole idea of chewing. Although, she doesn’t care if she doesn’t eat. When she does eat, it’s about 1-2 teaspoons, if that. She does enjoy a really rip mango or sweet potato.

    I did want to wait to feed her solids a bit longer, but since we’re living with my mama, holding off solids is nearly impossible! She always thinks my baby is hungry, when she’s actually not. 🙂


  3. Awesome pictures, next time you go blueberry picking, let me know, it looks like a lot of fun.


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