|cascade berries on our family farm|
"Life has been berry berry good to me!" This sentiment is both a vintage Saturday Night Live reference and the the tone for this weekend on my family farm outside of Forks, WA. It's a late berry season here, well almost every seasonal crop is somewhat behind schedule here in Western Washington this year. At almost the end of August, we picked cascade berries this weekend!
|this one didn't last long in my hand! YUMMM|
|on the vine|
The thing is, berries are my FAVORITE things and cascades, marion and raspberries are my ultimate favorites!! They're sweet, tart, earthy, rich, slightly floral all at the same time. These jewels bring me back to my childhood with one bite. Picking berries with my Grandparents here on the farm, some even made it into my bucket for pies later!
The sun was out most of the weekend, even where we are near the Pacific coast. Saturday was pleasantly warm. My Mom and son picked berries for a cobbler to have for dessert that night.
|fresh picked cascade berries in a baking dish|
|cascade berry cobbler hot out of the oven|
|a closeup of my dessert plate|
We had left over cobble available for Sunday. YEA!! Life was full of simple pleasures this weekend, berry cobbler, swimming in the Bogichiel River for both human and canine, visiting with family and friendly goats and lots of reading.
|son Alan and his new goat best friend "Dennis"(the goat on the right)|
|Cousin Justin, his dogs, my son Alan and my Dad|
|our Wiener dog Domino even started swimming!|
|Son Alan and my Dad after crossing the Bogichiel River|
|Domino drying out in the sun after his swim|
|My Mom and son Alan reading on the deck|
Life on the family farm can be filled with lots of hard work but not for me this weekend! I picked berries today and froze them for pies or tarts in the days to come. I read my book and visited with family. I watched them swim and laughed at one of our Dachshunds get into the swimming craze. Now THAT's a buoyant little beast! Lot's a smiles and contentment being together.
Yes, life is berry, berry good my friends!
Here's to finding your favorite things and relishing in their delectable, seasonal joy they bring us~
Chow for now my friends!