Momma, Sawyer and I started out as soon as lunch was over with. Sawyer gets to ride in an old wheelbarrow that we have and he "sings" as he bumps along!! It's really a delight to hear his little voice singing over the sound of the squeaking wheel!
"Reaching for a Berry"
The berries were thick this year, much more so than last year! I wonder what made the difference?! Maybe it was "Blackberry Winter" that did it this year!! I found this is Mommas Year Book for the Home keeper
"Extremely cool, actually downright chilly days, strangely out of place it seems, occur occasionally in the middle of the month of May. Old-timers call this unseasonable weather "Blackberry Winter". It is said these rare, chilly days occurring in May, while the blackberries are still on the vines, make the sweetest, plumpest, and finest berries to be found anywhere and can be harvested in the month of June."
"Helping keep track of the Wheelbarrow"
After picking a few berries Sawyer decided that maneuvering the wheelbarrow around was much more fun than getting stuck with thorns!
I now know the difference between blackberries and black raspberries. Blackberries are smaller and have much smaller "juice sacks". They also have a tart taste where as the raspberries are sweet. These, pictured, are black raspberries but are referred to as black berries at our house!
"In the middle of a patch"
Momma and I had so much fun! We had delightful conversation and wonderful fellowship! Add Sawyer into the mix and it gets downright interesting!! As Momma commented "If there were bears around we wouldn't have to worry about it, for his talking would scare them off!!" Sayre said that he could hear him talking from a good ways a way!! Yes, we have a little chatter bug in our midst!!
Have a terrific day!