Yay, Google let us post photos today! :) Thank you so much for all the happy birthday wishes for Tasha; she says "thank you" to everyone.
And here she is with some of her turtle birthday presents!
This morning we took a drive to a local wildlife area, where we heard there were lots of blackberry bushes close by. Most of the berries were past their prime, but we did manage to harvest a couple of cups of sweet treasures. We harvested lots of the leaves to use for daily nourishing infusions.
~This was one of the best bushes~
We also harvested lots of Queen Anne's Lace to try our hand at making jelly (we also used some in peanut butter sandwiches)~
The ponds and lakes were quite beautiful, although the water was a bit too murky to tempt us to go in wading!
Frankie found a "snake stick", just in case!
We were grateful that Mr. Graham had the day off, so he could enjoy it, too!
It was a lovely outing, and we took note of the many elderberry bushes that will be ripe in a few weeks. as well as a couple of row boats that are available to rent at one of the lakes. We hope to be able to return and do some more exploring and harvesting!
Thanks for coming along with us, and may you have a beautiful day.