Today was such a lovely day, the temps never went higher than 80*. Really unusual for this time of year, but I'm not complaining. It made berry-picking that much more pleasurable. After dinner, we all went outside to take advantage of the cooler evening temps. I went berry picking and took the days' laundry off the line; Husband burned our paper trash and burned the brush we are trying to clear on part of our property; the kids played and alternated between hubby and me.
For an extra treat, we also had toasted marshmallows in the fire with graham crackers-- no chocolate, so not exactly s'mores. All in all, it was a good ending to a good day.
This is about 3 cups worth of black raspberries with a few blackberries mixed in. At their peak, I can pick twice that amount every day. The raspberries are starting to taper off and it takes me a little longer to look for the berries that are hiding underneath the leaves. I'll probably make the rounds on the raspberries a couple more times, and then I'll leave the rest for the birds and the animals that also eat these. I'll focus on my blackberry patch, and judging by the way it looks, I should reap plenty there.
Here's a picture of the cherry sorbet I made the other day. We had it for a snack this afternoon and it didn't take long for the kids to gobble this up. I shared some of mine with Baby and once he got over the coldness of it, he was like a baby bird, begging for more! :o)
I meant to take pictures of the sorbet-making process, but spaced out and didn't. I'll try to remember to take pictures next time, when I make black raspberry sorbet or try the peach sorbet.