Thursday, July 5, 2012


My mom came with the girls and me to pick blueberries.  I'm glad, too, because it was more fun and because it takes a long time to pick 5 quarts of blueberries!

I don't know if any of you have ever read the children's book, Blueberries for Sal, but this picture reminds me of it.  In the book, little Sal is supposed to be helping her mother pick blueberries to can for the winter, but after a few steps she gets tired and sits down in a big clump of blueberries and starts eating.  That was my little Lera, too.  It's a cute, older book.  You should read it.

The farm also has pet goats that you can feed.  We brought french bread and carrots and the goats and girls loved it.

Chess was talking to them and making sure all the goats got their fair share.

Lera would get so tickled every time a goat ate out of her hand.  She jumped back in surprise with the biggest grin on her face, and just laughed and got really excited.

The goats even let Chess pet them.  She is quite the animal-lover.

When it was time to go, it was so cute, Lera kept on telling the goats we were leaving.  She didn't want to leave.  She would turn to go, then walk back and say "bye goats!" one more time.  She loved those things, which is funny, because she is not a big animal-lover, as much as Chess is.  It was probably because the goats were behind a fence, so they couldn't knock her down or get too close.

You might think 5 quarts of blueberries is a lot, and it was, but the girls and Jared ate them all in just over a week.  I didn't even make a pie or muffins or anything!  They just ate at least a cup a day each and loved every one.  They are a great price, so we might be going back soon!


libbysupermom said...

Thanks for letting me go with you and the girls!! It was a lot of fun! I love the way you tell the story on your blog....felt like I was there again!!! It was so sweet the way the girls talked to and fed the goats! I loved spending time with y'all! Thanks again!

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