Sunday, July 10, 2011

Why I Moved to the Country: Reason #34

An after dinner stroll around the pond,
on a warm summer's eve,
to gather the makings of a delicious dessert.

Did you know?

Raspberry fruits are not real berries. The raspberry is an aggregate fruit consisting of many small drupelets around a core. When the fruit is picked these drupelets separate from the core,  which makes it look like a hollow fruit.

 Known in French as frambroise and in Spanish as frambuesa 
while around the old farmhouse, they're known simply as 'they're gone already?'

I'm joining:

 ~Enjoy your summer friends~


Michelle said...

Those do look good! This week we will be picking blackberries here on our farm.

TexWisGirl said...

so true!

Unknown said...

yum I love fresh berries and cream (or on ice-cream)

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Our Raspberries have been gone for a couple of weeks.
There are a few in the freezer. so good when mixed with vanilla yogurt.
Have a great week.

Unknown said...

Oh yummy!

Mommyof2girlz/StephD said...

Yay! Our neighbors just told us their is wild raspberries down by the lake next to us, can't wait to get down there. :)

Chris at Red Gate Farm said...

Raspberry harvest here in my county is HUGE. Our county grows and processes 75 percent of the United States raspberries... we live smack in the middle of the best raspberry "land". My son actually works for one of the big 3 farms and has been working crazy hours, only to get crazier over the next 4 - 5 weeks. There are a number of raspberry fields around our place and when those trucks go by loaded with flats the smell is AMAZING!

Hope you enjoy every single berry!


A Wild Thing said...

This is the 3rd year for my berry patch and still no fruit, I can't even remember what I planted, red or to get old...(not really)! Enjoy them jewels!

Elle Bee said...

The life your family has is simply wonderful. You are giving those kids such meaningful, peaceful experiences.

Those wild they're-gone-alreadys look really yummy. What did you end up making with them? Or were they gone already? :o)

Karen said...

One of my favorite things :-) Love the pic.

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

She is so very beautiful! I could stare at her face all day :)

Yum! And I learned something new today! How educational blogging is!
And if I lived next door...I would know even more!

Have a wonderful day!
xo, misha

Deb said...

Raspberries are my favourite!

{ T G L } said...

You're absolutely right: a great reason to move to the country. There's nothing more magical for kids to pick their own food! :)

This Good Life

Genny said...

I used to love picking wild berries when I was a kid. We'd go out to my uncle's farm and pick berries, all kinds; and my aunt would make pies, jams, and good stuff.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh Andrea I cannot wait for our blackberries to come. I love them so much. Great pic. I never save any My Hero and I just pick and eat. B