Monday, August 9, 2010

It's Time to Jam! ~Gratituesday~

I have to admit, I'm not a fan of summer! Up until this past January, I lived my whole life in Eastern Oregon---freezing cold winters and hot, dry, dusty summers. I've never enjoyed the heat, don't like to swim in public, and regularly burn instead of tan. Summer is just not my thing. However, there is one redeeming thing about my least favorite season: berries!

When we moved up here to Northern Washington at the first of the year, I couldn't have been more thrilled. At first, I could think of nothing, short of family and friends, that we'd miss about Oregon. As time went on, I began to remember things that were traditions for our family that we'd not be able to do now that we were six hours from home. One of those yearly traditions was our early August trips to the small town of Weston to pick blackberries near a little bridge on the outskirts of town.

Little did I know what God had up his sleeve....

A few months ago, these crazy, viney plants began to overrun our back fence, weaving their way up into our gigantic Rhododendron bush.

A couple weeks ago, I decided to brave the jungle and start chopping away at the thorny brambles that had begun creeping into our lawn.


God knew I'd miss our berry picking times, as well as the joy of making our homemade jam that we ration out so carefully all year long. So, he brought the berries right to my back door!

Today I'm linking up with Gratituesday at Heavenly Homemakers. If you have a few minutes, head over there and see what others are thankful for today.


  1. Wonderful - sometimes He knows what we before we even realize it!! What a blessing to read your post this morning!! I bet this will be the best batch of jam ever!!

  2. Awesome! Yum! I lived for a very short while in Germany with my brother and family and simply loved walking to pick abundant blackberries almost every night in season. How I miss that!

  3. That's awesome. :)

  4. He always provides even when we are not looking. Lucious crop of berries. I know they will make great jam. Blessings. ~~Sherry~~

  5. Wow how cool! Looks like your kids are going to enjoy them.

  6. Yummy! I'm jealous, would love some of those delivered to my back door! And I hear you about summer; I can't tan either (well I have begun to rock the orange tint of my tan from a bottle)!


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