Thursday, July 12, 2007

The FRUIT of Our Labor

Last Saturday, we drove up to Spiral Path Farm for pick your own black raspberries. It was one of the "perks" of being a member of the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm. Since we are medium share members, we were allowed to pick 2 quarts. My parents (Grammie and Poppy) are also members, so they drove up for their 2 quarts as well. Dawson's parents (Nanny and Grandpa) and his middle brother joined us to help in the picking (and eating) of the black raspberries.

I had never picked black raspberries before, so this was a first for me. It was a lot of fun, but I was so glad that we had the help of Nanny, Grandpa, and my brother in law. Here is a photo of some of the fruit of our labor:
Can you tell which hand I picked with? It was not only red, but my arm looked like I had gotten in a fight with a cat! I had quite a few scratches from the thorns/stickers/whatever they were, but no blood was drawn, and they healed rather quickly.

We had a great time at the farm, and even little Brady enjoyed eating some of the raspberries!


The Gang's All Here! said...

MMMMM! Those look so yummy. I bought some fresh back in May and LadyBug decided that she wanted a blackberry cobbler for her birthday dinner instead of a traditional cake. We were all terribly grateful for her good taste :)

Promises Fulfilled said...

That sounds really good...but is that a pudding type of recipe?

Thrills said...

I remember picking raspberries as a kid. My dad, sister, and I would go into the woods behind my grandparents house and pick buckets and buckets of them. We always wore jeans and long sleeved shirts even though it was hot outside.

Did Spiral Path have raspberries last year? I don't remember getting them.

Promises Fulfilled said...

Thrills - this is the first year that they offered PYO raspberries. I think that they grew them only for themselves in the past. There were SO MANY PEOPLE that came up to pick! I was amazed!

I probably should have worn a long sleeve shirt - next time I will remember to do that!