Saturday, April 25, 2009

Fruits of Our Labor


Saturday my dad and I decided to take a walk to pick briar berries or black berries off the side of the road in the bushes and near barbed wired fences. We took a bowl and we filled it up to the very top. It all took about two hours to fill it to the top. My dad said he used to pick berries with his grandma when he was a boy. When we got back we were exhausted from the two mile trip picking berries and getting pricked by its thorns. After we drank about three glasses of water we decided to make a pie with the berries. I mixed in some sugar, cinnamon, and flour and then poured it into the pie crusts. When it was done some of the filling dripped out and I couldn't resist tasting it. It was very sweet despite the fact it was organic and home made. When it was time to cut the pie we ate it with vanilla ice cream and it was the best pie in the world! I had fun picking berries and walking with my dad.





7 comments:

Annie said...

It's looks so yummy.

Annie said...

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Jen said...

Wow, Sam, that looks great! And it brings back fond memories of picking blackberries too.

Melissa E. said...

Picture perfect...wish I could be commenting on the taste! LOL!

Heidi and Felix said...

I used to pick berries with my dad, mom, grandma, grandpa too. I often think about those times spent together with them doing that sort of thing. I am impressed that you see the value in it now at your young age. Be sure to pass it on to your kids, no matter how busy life will get.

Felix

Buck Family said...

What a great memory!

Debbie said...

Sam, that looks like fantastic pie, and even better that you picked the berries and made it yourselves. Yum!