Saturday, 14 July 2007

We went pick your own

After meeting up with grandad we took the children and their auntie to pick fruit. This is an ideal 'all the family' activity. It wasn't wheelchair friendly, but I managed on crutches and the little one had a wonderful time.

We put the baby on a towel on the ground as we went - so at one point she was the baby found under a gooseberry bush.
We came home with an abundant harvest of strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries and blackcurrants.

This is one of those home ed kind of activities in which the children get to understand where some of their food comes from. We do grow a few things in our small garden, but this was a chance to really see food growing.

And you simply can't help wondering at the generosity of God.
Farming is a tough job and the farming community in the UK have had a lot to contend with. St George and St Isadore the Farmer are the patron saints of farmers.
So the freezer is full and I am stocking up on pectin sugar - I use half and half with normal sugar. We will have jams, jellies, smoothies and icecream with plenty to give to friends and family.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful day..& you can make jam! Wow!