Blackberry Jam

Blackberries makingalife.meWho loves FREE food?  I sure do.  We have blackberries growing in our yard but after we picked all of the ripe ones my oldest suggested we go in search for more.  It’s not hard to find blackberry bushes in our neighbourhood, but it is a little tricky to find the bushes that haven’t been picked over.  Did we ever score today though, we went a little off the path and found the mother load of ripe juicy berries.  Here are some pics of our berry picking adventures today.  Someone was way more interested in eating than picking, but who can blame him. Continue reading

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Crabbing

Crab4This past weekend my oldest was invited to a birthday party. The day before we hosted a Canada Day party and I may have had a few too many celebratory cocktails. I peeled myself out of bed an hour before the party started, and wasn’t feeling 100%. Attending a child’s birthday party hung over is not my favourite activity. But it was all in celebration of Canada so what can I say.

We attend children’s birthday parties many weekends of the year and they all start to blend together but this one was different. I was intrigued to what a crabbing party involved so instead of dropping off my child and picking him up a few hours later I stuck around, and I am so glad that I did. Continue reading