We were excited when we first got here and saw the large berry bushes in full flower … well, the waiting is over!
We are fortunate to have access to the river, and blackberries grow in abundance beside the river! I checked out the bushes a few days ago, and I found about 10 berries that were ready. This evening, I took the girls down, fully expecting that other people would have already picked all the berries. I thought they were being silly to bring TWO buckets, but who am I to stomp on their fantasies.
Boy was I wrong!!
We spent about half an hour and nearly filled those two buckets. I had to drag the kids away – they were having fun picking them! I promised them blackberry cobbler, but we waited too long to get it started. I will make it tomorrow. Maybe even before we go to the park to meet up with our new friends.
We are enjoying it here. A lot. I find it amusing because when people would ask us where we would go first, I would always say, “anywhere but Oregon – because if we go there first, we will never leave!” I am not ready to settle down, though. I want to explore more first. But we do like it here as much as I thought we would. 🙂