Sunday, May 24, 2009

makin' hay.....

gosh, it feels like ive been gone alot. ive been on the road again and this trip was incredibly productive. it was fun, physical, outdoors, and very very productive.

me and the boys went to tyler to forage. weird, i know. my sisters and i have always picked dewberries and blueberries and we are learning to use what God provides (for free!) to supplement our groceries. so, this week we picked dewberries, for pies, cobblers, and jam. the wild plums are also now ripe so we picked busket <--(what movie????) loads of wild plums and made jelly (they are NOT good to eat raw, they are very tart) but in jelly made with wine, oh holy cow! :)

we also scouted out massive amounts of wild BLACKberries (different from dewberries) and muscadine grapes (again, good jam!), wild strawberries, and blueberries (at a farm) and will pick them when they are ready.

harris and lock are great helpers except lockett eats more than he helps.

we also worked in our family garden. we have TONS of squash! and cucumbers. we are waiting for the tomatoes, bell peppers, cantaloupe, watermelon, pumpkins, peas, and peppers.... boy are we gonna have a haul! its been VERY helpful with the grocery bill.

here are some fun pictures from our foraging

i'd never seen the end of a rainbow before, but i snapped a picture of alyssa walking toward the garden and saw the rainbow behind her, we followed it and the end-ALL THE WAY TO THE GROUND- was right by our garden. seriously, really neat. no gold, but maybe our garden will be extra blessed. :)

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