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Saturday, 2 August 2014

picking blackberries and looking on the bright side


It's a lovely sunny day at the beginning of August, the kids need to burn off some energy, the obvious solution was to go blackberry picking!


Hats for protection from the sun, long sleeves and trousers for protection from the prickles, and we were off.


 One of the great advantages of having a dog is that you get to scope out the bushes beforehand, so you know where you need to go for the best berries!


Secret to a successful blackberry picking session - take twice as many boxes as you think you'll need.  Better to bring back empty boxes than curse yourself when you have to walk away from bushes dripping with luscious fruit.


Bag full of boxes full of blackberries, and we're off home.  Energy used up, sunshine enjoyed, jam and cakes being planned.


Oh dear.
Unexpected thunderstorm.


Didn't seem to stop anyone from enjoying the walk home - even though we were all soaked to the skin, the kids carried on messing around and didn't seem bothered by the torrential rain!


Moral of the story :: nobody expects the Spanish inquisition!

(Go on, name the film...)

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linking up with

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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8 comments:

  1. Those berries look delicious. I am with the kids, the rain just added to the fun of the outing. My kiddo loves playing in the rain. The sky in your first picture is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you! Not even photoshopped - I wouldn't know how! The kids scoffed a load of the blackberries when we got home but I've made blackberry and apple jam today, then doing blackberry almond traybake tomorrow as well as more jam - with cherries and strawberries too I think! Everyone quite happy to get soggy, but equally happy to get out of soggy clothes once we got home! If it's warm - as it was yesterday - then the rain feels quite refreshing, so I'm definitely with your child on that one!
      Take care Keitha, I hope you have the chance to go blackberry picking soon!
      Lucas

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  2. A great idea to get the children out in the fresh air and have some fun. It's so nice foraging and enjoying some delicious berries and for free. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

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    1. Thank you Fiona - one of those regular trips that have become tradition! Of course the kids eat at least as much as they put in the tubs, but that saves carrying them home I suppose!
      Take care
      Lucas

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  3. They look delicious! And hats off to the dog for the helping hand xx

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  4. I LOVE blackberry picking! Delicious! #letkidsbekids

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  5. Blackberry picking is definitely a great summer fun activity, even in the rain and you get a delicious result at the end of it!
    Thanks for linking #Letkidsbekids

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  6. Oh look at that sky! So pretty! I think that when you have the best company (family) even the rain wont dampen happy walks like this one! Such a sweet family. #countrykids

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