Thursday, July 7, 2011

{pretty, happy, funny, real}, blueberry picking-style


A lovely lunch of freshly picked blueberries, cold peaches, peanut butter and local honey sandwiches on homemade bread, accompanied by cold water. Just a perfect summer lunch.


I think that might be the first glimmer of a smile captured in a picture: not too bad for a three week old little guy (this little one has a lot of joy to share).


Here's our sweaty little princess, taking a big bite out of the first of five peaches. Two she ate, and then the next three she secretly grabbed when unobserved, took a single bite, and then returned to the bag of peaches. Luckily, there were plenty of people happy to eat a juicy bitten out of peach.


Having just finished Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, I had high hopes of picking enough berries to freeze to get us through the winter. Or perhaps to jar, a la Blueberries for Sal. But alas, given the fact that at least two of our pickers (not even counting myself) have a habit of *ahem* skimming off the top, if you know what I mean, we ended up with three pints of blueberries all things told. Just enough for a pie, perhaps?

I've never linked in to a {pretty, funny, happy, real} before, but always love scrolling through to see what everyone else has posted, so here's my first time joining in! Like Mother, like Daughter is just adorable, you should check it out!

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Mrs. Fordyce said...

The summer luncheon sounds delightful! Our blueberries are almost ripe, and I am hoping to freeze enough to get through the winter as well. It was fun to see your pictures, especially your little girl eating a bite out of each peach!

KnitterMama said...

Your little one is just beautiful. Totally and completely. Have fun eating the blueberry pie! The birds have eaten nearly all of my blueberries this year. :(

Vallimasoos said...

Absolutely Lovely!!

We have lots of fruit with lots of little teeth marks in them over here... luckily they are eaten quickly!

Adele said...

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one with little bite marks on my fruit! :-) And I must agree about Hugo... although I am the first to admit an unhealthy bias.

Nicole Spring (Frontier Dreams) said...

What a great time. We are still waiting on our blueberries here in Oregon. Can't wait!

Lauren Oliver said...

Yay for reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle! I nearly dropped everything to go be a farmer when I read it! How did you like it? I think a friend in Boston is still borrowing my copy...

Adele said...

Lauren, i thought of you many times while reading it! I loved it... it has made me be more thoughtful about food choices (although, I don't think I'll be giving up bananas ;-). The author's approach towards meat resonated with me; buy local meat from farms with humane practices. I would love to hear more about what you thought of it!