In a well-furnished kitchen there are not only crystal goblets and silver platters, but waste cans and compost buckets---some containers used to serve fine meals, others to take out the garbage.
Become the kind of container God can use to present any and every kind of gift to his guests for their blessing.
" You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies." Psalm 23:5

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Saturday my daughter-in-law, Karla, and I went berry picking. Across the street from where I live is a berry patch, Lodermeier Gardens.

It was a very foggy morning and the fields were damp but we picked any way

Here is where we picked up our buckets to pick. It is a small place but the berries were good and it was Ellies first time.

It was early so we were dressed for picking and Ellie had her strawberry outfit on.

It didn't take long to get our buckets full and Ellie did a pretty good job of entertaining herself

Ellie was ready to go home and eat some strawberries but grandma was making jam with hers

just enough for jam and a few to freeze for later..oh..and a few to eat

I was able to get 11 little jars of culinary delight.

I will have to watch that hubby doesn't eat them all before winter. It will be nice to enjoy a scone or biscuit filled with fresh butter and strawberry jam this winter in front of the fireplace.


LindaSueBuhl said...

what a special outing and so close to home! Those berries look so much better than what is available in the store and like your husband I'd have a hard time not gobbling up the jam now - but you are right -on a cold winter day it'll be a bit of summer sunshine

Carol............. said...

Oh, my...those berries look delicious!

If I send you my adddress will you send jam? LOL

Seriously, though, there's something special about the filled jars sitting on the kitchen counter after the work is done.

Sandra said...

Gosh, and now I'm thinking about going downstairs, baking biscuits and pulling a jar of strawberry jam off the shelf. It's from last year so it needs to be eaten...right???