June 14, 2012

Berry Picking

Under the bridge
And over the dam
Looking for berries
Berries for jam.

Have you ever read the book "Jamberry?"  If not, you should.  It was one of my favorites when I was little.  I loved the lilting, silly rhyme and the delightful pictures.  Imagine my surprise and delight when it was a gift from our cousins for Christmas!  Even more delightful?  Going on our own berry picking adventure last week at a local strawberry patch.

 Three berry
Four berry
Finger and pawberry
My berry, your berry.

 Strawberry ponies
Strawberry lambs
Dancing in meadows
Of strawberry jam.

 Mountains and fountains
Rain down on me
Buried in berries
What a jam jamboree!
We are almost literally "buried in berries." 8 quarts to be exact.  I've never made jam, but Little Grandma tells me freezer jam is easy, so I'm going to attempt my own "jam jamboree!"  In the meantime, we will have plenty of yummy strawberries with all our meals...and enough to freeze to enjoy throughout the summer (and fall?)!


Anonymous said...

Yay for Strawberries...Nana's favorite berry. Wish I picked some with you. Enjoy the berries and we'll pick again next summer :)
Huggies from Nana!

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to trying some of that Jam out. What fun! Gigi

russue said...

I love the jam rhythms. I also enjoy keeping up with your lifes and little ones. They are getting so big. Love, Aunt Sue

Anonymous said...

It's a good thing the kids aren't allergic to strawberries as it looks like they feasted all the while picking!! It was a beautiful story, now made 'their' story!! You should print out these pages and make their story to go with the original! Our college-bound twins came over to 'do crafts' today. What fine outfits the piggie and the teddy bear banks have. You will have to go to their place and see the awesome unique collection. Some they make and give as gifts to friends so all aren't there. Anyway, Lots of love, Grandma

Lauren and Jeff said...

I'm so glad you like the book! We picked strawberries last month, but I didn't even think to read it before we went. Duh!