“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage/journey to Zion.”- Psalm 84:5

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Seeing Red





( Noah 2 yrs ago when he was 11 yrs old)


It is the beginning of raspberry picking season. And that means less leisure time in the morning and I need to get out and pick before the day starts to warm up. I wish I could really show the size of this raspberry patch. Just on one side ( to pick both sides of it) in full season takes me two hours. What will I do with all these raspberries? We will eat fresh ( two berries in the bucket and one in the mouth rule [o= ) , make jam and make rhubarb raspberry juice. ( to drink, share and sell at fairs) I need to remember that this is a perfect time to get some prayer time in while enjoying the bird songs, cool mornings, and serene surroundings.

13 comments:

  1. Wow...I have got to stop coming here...you are causing a huge case of envy...no really, this is great...and what a joy to pick your own raspberries...oh jam with rhubarb..sounds heavenly

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  2. Oh, how wonderful! We have just one bush and it is not doing anything right now. I hope it does.

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  3. Oh Mary...how blessed you are! :) I am green with envy - all those luscious berries - yumm!!!

    Love you,

    Maria

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  4. For some reason, this reminds me of "Blueberries for Sal." And I have to ask, do y'all ever have bear problems? Do they ever eat your berries, too?

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  5. Tracy,

    Yes, there are bears on this mountain. Thankfully my MIL's dog Micah is on duty. Because she works so hard to keep our property safe I feel better. I have seen bears on the outskirts but never on the main part of the property. So no we haven't had any eating our berries. But with all that said... we do have to be bear aware.

    Blessings!

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  6. We're off to pick raspberries at my sister's property a little later this a.m. She's sweetly offered to let us dig up a few of her canes this fall to transplant into our garden--we have a spot already prepared and waiting for them! Growing our own is so fulfilling, rewarding, and of course, a great teaching tool for our children. Blessings, ~Lisa :)

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  7. Yay for Micah! What a blessing to have a guard dog.
    My folks live in the mountains and there has been some trouble in their town this year with bears and mountain lions. They are coming in for water because it is such a severe drought there.

    We have brown bears here, but I haven't seen one. Every now and then they find one in the city.

    Love the raspberries! I'd definitely be eating more than I put in my bucket. Yum!

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  8. Lisa,

    That is wonderful news. We are always happy to give away some raspberry canes. Every year I tell my hubby to thin them more than he does but he never believes me that we don't need that many. I have to wear a long sleeve shirt so my arms won't get so scratched up. Have fun!

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  9. What a blessing! I've recently discovered my love of raspberries, and blackberries too! Yummy!

    Sharity

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  10. OH! These northwest berries are so delicious! I'm glad you have so many to enjoy! That raspberry rhubarb juice still sounds great.

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  11. Beautiful! That rhubarb raspberry juice sounds delicious! I would love that two hours of prayer time too!

    Blessings!
    Deborah

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  12. I totally agree about that being a perfect praying time.

    Hope you post the recipe for the raspberry rhubarb sauce. Of course, I don't know anyone around here with rhubarb (including me) now that I think of it.

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Thank you, each sweet comment brightens my day. Blessings!

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