Blackberry Picking

My Boys Picking

A little over a week ago we went blackberry picking with friends at a u-pick farm in Auburn called Amber Oaks Raspberries. In a word, yum!


S in the Rows

This sweetie will be in Asher’s Kindergarten class, and my boys and the two girls got on very well together, while my friends and I picked and chatted. We came home with 7 pounds of berries.

Beautiful Blackberries

There were two types for picking that day: one a little tart, perfect for jam. The other was for eating.

Peek-a-boo O


Silly Boy

Asher picked about two berries. He proudly told me he ate them, like he put one over on me. Lucas helpfully picked two and a half baskets.

Picnic with Friends

We had a wonderful picnic lunch with our friends after we were done picking. The kids played.

Blackberries cooking

Then we came home and made jam! Beautiful, beautiful jam.


Homemade Blackberry Jam

Isn’t it pretty? We got ten 8-oz. jars from our full sugar recipe. This was my first time canning by myself.

Mixing the Batter

We froze some of the berries for using in smoothies. Then we made blackberry cobbler with the rest. It was fabulous!

Blackberry Cobbler

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One Response to “Blackberry Picking”

  • Lori/ Beneath the Rowan Tree
    September 4, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    What a lovely day you had!
    And oh, the fruits of your labours, yum!
    I am featuring your post on this week’s Playdate link party at Beneath the Rowan Tree, so come on over and snag a ‘featured’ button!



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