Monday, July 6, 2009

Blueberry Picking

Over the Fourth of July weekend we went and picked blueberries at a farm about an hour and a half east of Rockwall. We got off to a later start than we wanted. We knew the day would be hot and we thought our kids weren't going to last very long in the fields. We started picking around 11am and we picked for about an hour which was 50 minutes longer than I expected my kids to last. We got about 15 pounds of berries and both Jessie and Payton had a good time and contributed to our cache. Payton had a lot of fun playing in the dirt and only realized with about 10 minutes to go that he should be picking the berries and not getting dirty. Jessie followed me around and she would pick the low berries and I would get the high ones. We had a fun time driving through the small towns of east Texas and stopped at a peach orchard for some homemade peach ice cream.

This was dirt that Payton was playing in, not blueberry juice.

It was a real hot day and everyone got really red and sweaty.

Most of the day Payton played and everyone else worked.


  1. I love that dirty face picture. I hope it ends up in a frame.

  2. We would have loved to have joined you. The picture of Payton is darling. We miss you guys!