Sunday, August 26, 2007

Berry Picking Fun

I absolutely love this time of the year. Berries are out, the weather is starting to cool, and it is getting dark at night! We have been going about 8km out of town to go berry picking on a regular basis. Matt puts Hunter in the snuggly to walk around the trails and I pick berries. Last year I had enough to make 10 jars of jam and I am hoping to beat that this year.

We are getting excited for our next round of visitors. My folks arrive on Friday and then my brother, sister in law and their son arrive two days later. Our house is going to be full and entertaining!

Happy parents:

Lunch time on the tundra :)

Diaper changes on our handy dandy quad turned change table:

The blueberries are everywhere! I love this berry and have been picking it almost exclusively:

There have also been lots of aqpiks this year. I have picked some to join my blueberries for jam:

Sure sign that fall is coming:


Rob & Tina said...

Those berries look like bakeapples from NL. Are they bitter or sweet? I've looked around here but haven't found blueberries yet. Lots of raspberries. I think the boys and I are going to see if we can find some today. Colby started school today and is out at 12. Can't wait to hear his stories!

Kara and Matt said...

They are bakeapples! Well that is what everyone from NL calls them here! They are pretty tasty!

Rob & Tina said...

Sweet! I wonder if there are any of them around here? I bet you find them in swampy areas, do you? What do you do with all your jam?

Kayah from NS boards said...

You and your family are so beautiful Kara. You have a good life and I'm very happy for you.

Kara and Matt said...

I do find them in swampy areas! I go home with wet feet after every berry picking trip. I actually give away all of my jam! I don't eat jam very often, so I make it as gifts for friends and family. Last year I mixed all of the berries together that I had, made jam out of it, and called in Nunavut Jam!

Jill said...

In norway those berries are called multiber (multa-bear), and lots of people around here call them cloudberries.... just some random info :)