July 20, 2010

Berry Berry Fun for Rednesday!

I love to go "Berry Picking" ...it's such a wonderful, relaxed way to spend a lazy summer afternoon!
We picked berries...



(My daughter Shannon, myself and my daughter, Taryn)

Visited the Country Store....



....and then had a little picnic at Champoeg Park.
(my silly daughter Taryn and my niece Meagan)
Midway between Portland and Salem, Oregon, Champoeg is almost like stepping into rural 19th-century America. A walk will take you along the Willamette River, through forest, farmland and prairie, and past the site of an important pioneer town that was swept away in the great Willamette Flood of 1861. 

It was a beautiful day!
When we got home....we made some homemade "red" raspberry sorbet
...in my ice cream maker!

Yummy!

Go here for more "red" fun sponsored by Cherry at '"It's a Very Cherry World" 
It's Rednesday - Red Hot Summer!


41 comments:

Just Breathe said...

I love berries. Have never picked berries, must be fun. That raspberry sorbet gave me a chills.
Looks very refreshing!

Queenplinker said...

How fun! I could hurt myself at a raspberry farm. Your sorbet looks delish!

Have a wonderful vacation!
Lynea

Caroline said...

What great photos and memories! They looked delicious! Hope to see more of your vacation!
Caroline

Valarie said...

What a fabulous day you had. The sorbet looks scrumptious!! xxoo Valarie

Sewn With Grace said...

It looks like a wonderful time was had by all! So fun to spend time together!

vivian said...

looks like a perfect day! that sorbet looks awesome! glad you had such a nice day.
hugs
vivian

Karen Long said...

Hey Carrie.. How have you been?
those berrys look awesome..and so does the rasberry sorbet..
Thanks for stopping by to visit..
Have a great week..

Beverly said...

That sorbet looks so yummy...want some now. My store bought Raspberry sherbert doesn't sound nearly as good now. LOL. Are those your daughters? Looks like you had a fun day.

Giveaway over at my blog!!

Florence and Mary said...

That sorbet looks soooo good!

Victoria xx

Mary said...

What a fun day...your sorbet looks sooooo refreshing!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like the perfect end to a fun day!

~~Carol~~ said...

That sorbet looks scrumptious! I remember going blueberry picking with my parents when I was little, and I hated it! It seemed like it was always the hottest day of the summer. But I've never picked raspberries, so maybe I should get over my childhood trauma and give it a try! Looks like it was a fun time, spent with your daughters!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love to pick berries! You are all so cute! I posted a recipe for berry cobbler this week...it's good! ♥

Deb said...

looks like a fun day with the girls....

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh! That looks like such a fun day! And to top it off with homemade sorbet, the best!

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

Shelley said...

Looks like it was a wonderful time....thanks for sharing...blessing

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

What a FUN...FUN...FUN...day!!!

Raspberries are truly my fav..fruit.

Thanks so much for sharing your fun day.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

How fun...we picked blueberries and blackberries this year...our four-year-old just "loved, loved, loved picking berries"...in his words.

What a great day!!!

Country Dreaming said...

Looks like you gals had a great time!
The sorbet make my mouth water.

Melinda

scrappingwithsherry1 said...

Oh how this brings back memories of when my daughter and I used to pick strawberries. We used to get up very early. I loved the feel and smell of the crisp morning air and sweet berries! When I was young I used to take the bus to the fields to make my summer spending money. That was big money back then!! LOL!! Thanks for the walk down memory lane this morning~ Sherry F.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Looks like a great time was had by all!!

Debbie

scrappingwithsherry1 said...

Forgot to let you know that I am also a follower of your blog now. Thanks again for following mine! I did not realize until today that you were in Portland, Oregon. I am in Kelso, Washington which is only about 50 minutes away. Small world~ Sherry F.

Diane said...

I bet you girls scored with so many of you, what a great way to spend a Summer Day and a picnic too! You are just having way to much fun this Summer oxox, Diane

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

What a wonderful day you had! The berries look amazing and the sorbet.......YUM!

craftyles said...

It's 100 degrees here and that sorbet looks to die for. All the berries look great. You must have ahd a wonderful time.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Berry picking really is fun, Carrie. Especially if its done with tout la famile! Gorgeous picture of the happy day. xx

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

It looks like you had lots of fun. I wish we had a place like that around here :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Leslie said...

what a wonderful kind of day! The sherbert looks amazing!!!

Karen said...

Well how flippin' fun is this! Love this post!
I had a business trip up in Washington State YEARS ago, and I took my Mom along, and we stopped at a raspberry stand so she could pick a basket. (She grew up in WA State.) She no more than sat down in the car and had inhaled the entire basket before I could get on the road. I pulled over and just looked at her and started cracking up! "They were soooo good Karen!" was all she could say. :) Great memory! Tanks for that.
(I will trade you here for Oregon ANY DAY OF THE WEEK!) :)
Hugs! Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

Just a little something from Judy said...

Here's what I think as I read your post and saw the beautiful photos...you really all look like sisters. What fun to spend time together doing this. Raspberries are so delicious!

Shelley Germann said...

Oooo! The sorbet looks great! I may have to give this a try. We picked 5 lbs. of wild black raspberries a few weeks ago. I already did the jam thing and still have more in the freezer. Thanks for sharing!

JG said...

Raspberry Sorbet - Yummy! It must have tasted extra good with the specially picked raspberries! :)

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, that is my kind of fun and raspberry sorbet is my favorite, how did you know?? What a great day for all of you!

Nancy

Annie of Blue Gables said...

berry yummy!

Happy@Home said...

As I was reading through your post I was thinking what a perfect day this must have been for you and your pretty daughters. Berry picking, a cute little country store, a picnic in a scenic spot ... can it get any better?
And then I saw your homemade raspberry sorbet and thought, yes it can. Wow does that look delicious!!

Mags said...

Looks like the gals had a fun day out and that sorbet looks so delicious and refreshing!

Deborah said...

Swoonalicious!!! Looks like an ideal, old fashioned summer day. It was ever so kind of you to pass your BEAUTY gene on to your girls! **blows kisse** Deb

Joy said...

Well I certainly like fruit better than veggies and the sorbet looks so delicious. Have a great weekend!

agypsyangel said...

I just found your blog. That sorbet looks delicious. And your dog on the sidebar is abosolutely adorable.

Secondhandrose said...

Berries are my favorite fruit. We are having a big salad tonight with tomatoes and large fluffy lumps of mozzarella from the farmer's market. Can't beat summer!

karen

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

mmmmmm...mmmmmm...mmmmmmm...
good! nothing better than fresh berries! the sorbet looks really great!

you all are just adorable!

xo
becky

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