Remembering a fun summer day.

In July my good friend Christy and her 3 youngest children (though another has arrived now and was with her then but we didn't get to see him!!) came to visit for a couple of days. We had a wonderful time and one day we decided to go and pick blueberries and we also thought it would be fun to try to find other wild foods and see if we could live off of the land. We got a little bit of a late start however so I decided to bring a pot of chili along as well. We got our buckets, some fishing line and hooks, a little flour and grease (for the fish) and a little trowel and we were ready to go. (I also had some books along for identifing stuff. )

We ended up having some issues with our wild foods! :-) The fish weren't to be found and it was awfully hard to stop picking berries in order to look for other foods. So we ate our soup and then the kids really wanted to make something else so we gathered some cattail stems and the kids chopped them fine and we mixed them in with the flour, blueberries, some water and a little grease and make some scones for a snack and then went home for supper.

Here is the pictures of our very fun day. By the way this post is dedicated to Venessa who thought it was awful that Christy came to visit me and I didn't post about it. :-)

Looking for worms with no success.
Levi and Megan stirring up a pot of dirt and pine needles. We weren't that hungry!

Checking out the water. (We were on the Mississippi but it isn't very mighty here.)

Megan doing some babysitting.

Warming a mother's heart.

Can you find the berries? The're pretty small.

My sweet girl.
Making the "scones".
Do they look good?

When are they going to be ready?
Patiently waiting.

We'll take seconds.