Saturday, May 22, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday - Raspberries

Happy Pink Saturday!

As I was thinking about what to post for Pink Saturday I was thinking of some of my favorite things I thought of Raspberries.
I grew up in Clovis, California that is in the San Joaquin Valley, which grows a lot of the produce for the US. I was so spoiled to have such amazing fresh and yummy tasting fruits and veggies all the time.

We grew a huge garden for years and my grandmother had the most beautiful garden and fruit tress. I remember she would let us pick all the berries we wanted. I also remember what a pain it was, the vines so full of tiny thorns that I would get all starched up.
So much work for those tiny little gems that I loved.

It takes work to get the food we do. I think so many of us take it for granted that when we go to the grocery store that they have anything and everything we could want. I know I did, when we moved to West Virginia and the first time I went to the store I wanted some peaches. As I held one in my hand, it looked that a little green golf ball with fuzz, and to make matters worse they were over $3.00 a pound. I stood there and cried! No I really did.


Sarah said...

This is a great post! I have good memories of picking raspberries at my grandmother's house when I was really little.

Your quote in the sidebar made me tear up (about life being too short :) I, too, am a mom of a big family...we just had our 7th last week. What a blessing!

I'm following your blog now. Have a great weekend!


Debbie said...

I had forgotten that you are a California Girl. What a blessing to grow up with all that yummy produce. It makes you think a bit and feel more grateful for what we have.

Enjoyed this post, Christi!

Tom and Karen Mortensen said...

You had a richer childhood than I did. We never picked fruit.

Alaina said...

We are lucky to have a whole hedge row of wild rasberries. We try to make sure to know when they are ready, we have to beat the birds to them. As much as we try to pick some to eat at a later time with pies and ice cream, we let the kids eat all they can pick because there is nothing better than fresh fruit.

someplace in thyme said...

Oh yummy!! I never met a person that didn't love raspberries. I grew up in the Sacto valley so we are almost sisters. Sorry to be so late in posting, but wanted to wish you a Happy Pink Saturday, Char