We have had a glorious week of weather and although I now have a “big” nursery school girl, we’ve been out enjoying the September sunshine every day. One of our favourite things to do at this time of year is to go Blackberrying.
We took a basket and headed for the hedgerows around our fields and lanes. This year they are just bursting with berries. Some of them are still very green and will be another couple of weeks until they can be picked. However, we found scores of fat purple berries just waiting for little fingers and mouths!
We filled our basket and ate some, filled it up again and a certain little person ate some more!
We walked the whole way to the bottom of the longest lane. Stopped to say hello to the baby cows and then spotted the bigger ones in the next field. They caused great excitement because Mr Bull was in there too (not the enormous monster bull with the ring through his nose, but a big boy all the same.)
Once I decided he’d had enough of us gawping over the gate at him, we made our way back up the lane towards home. The promise of Apple and Blackberry crumble had the girls happily skipping along.
They took turns at carrying their precious cargo. However, baby sister began to lag behind a little and each time I turned around to see what she was doing, she quickly turned her head away. I discovered of course, the fatal flaw in my plan of basket sharing. She was scoffing the contents when she thought we weren’t looking. Her purple mouth and fingers a dead giveaway!.
It was a fun afternoon and they loved seeking out the ripe berries. Did I make an apple and blackberry crumble? Did I heck, by the time we reached home there was only a handful left. We will go again for more at the weekend and this time I’ll carry the basket home!
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