we found us some plump and ripe and juicy wild blackberries growing beside the homestead. we are going to try our hand at blackberry jam. that is if i can keep the two-year-old from plopping them all into his eager little mouth first.
after our gathering i snapped a few pictures because these boys are just so darn cute. especially in their fancy rubber goulashes.
yes they are cute. and necessary to boot. you see, we're making a snake burial ground behind our fence. we've found two, yes two, copperheads lurking in our grass in the past month. that's the kind of thing that makes a mom feel warm and cozy inside. not.
dear boyish offspring of mine:: i love you oh so much!
xoxo. your mama