Last weekend, the mountains were calling. So my family and I packed up the truck, drove an hour and a half, put it in four-wheel drive, and drove up the dirt mountain-rich rooted path to pick some wild berries.
We met at a friend’s cabin, surrounded by nature’s treasures and tiny creatures. We heard woodpeckers, saw squirrels and found bear tracks. In the midst of it all were thousands of red raspberries glowing in the sun. We spent the late morning picking buckets of berries and enjoying breathing through the trees.
After picking the berries, we relaxed outside for a bit, snacking on some chips. Then the boys (my brother and my dad) decided to shoot some shotguns and they wanted me to film some of it. It was more exciting for them than it was for me, but it was all good! I liked walking around through the woods and the mountains, exploring the paths around the cabin and taking in the pretty, green views.
Before saying goodbye to berry picking all together, we drove down the mountain to a main road to pick the raspberries growing there as well. We ended up with many containers of raspberries to eat, freeze and use for recipes. I’m thinking raspberry smoothies!
We ate lunch afterwards at a cozy restaurant, the Spring House Tavern, where I ate a huge salad and we were able to spend some time chatting as a family.
My first experience raspberry picking was amazing–I can’t wait to gobble all these up, especially since they are fresh, organic and so good for you!
Have you gone berry picking recently?