Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Hunting and gathering and berries

Yesterday and today I did major hunting and gathering as Melody would say. Yesterday was 4 hour drive to Half Price Books sale, Lands End outlet, first Costco run since January, and fast trips to Target and Walmart. We got home at 11:30pm and had lots to unload from the car. Days like yesterday make me think twice that if we didn't live rural if I would do ALL the shopping for the month (or months) on the same day! Costco runs are very strategically planned-no need to buy something we already have at home but sometimes I have shed tears when we forgot something as it will be several months before we return to Costco. (I do know there are more important things in life than shopping, but I write this because those of you that live near your shopping don't realize how blessed you are.)
Lamb 1 and I were up at the crack of dawn and picked gathered 10 lbs of blueberries this morning. Then we shopped local for some Christmas presents for our family and a few other treats and did grocery shopping. While we were gone Lamb 2, 3, and Ram finished putting away yesterday's purchases and cleaned up the kitchen.
After a nap this afternoon, I need to get to work on the berries. I hope to make many batches of jam from the blueberries and raspberries from Costco. We have other summer activities including our county fair this weekend. The calendar is full plus my berry work.
Hopefully I'll be able to resume blogging next week!

1 comment:

Karen said...

My children are anxiously waiting to get to the blueberry farm to pick blueberries this summer. There is nothing more delicious than home made jam! Enjoy!