anderberries

One of the traditions the Andersons enjoy when they come to visit us here in Oregon’s Willamette Valley is berry picking.

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It was a first for these two.

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These two were heading for…

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What else?

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Dusty, heading toward more promising bushes, declared this the year of the boysenberry. I see you longing to pick those right in front of Quinn to pop into your month!

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Weighing the berries is serious business. Looking at the $19 results, Dusty says, “That’s pretty cheap entertainment!”

And I’m eyeing the results from an entirely different perspective. I know this Anderson tradition means they’ll fly home tomorrow and leave behind what we’ve come to affectionately call “Anderberries,” because they don’t discriminate, filling their buckets with a variety of seasonal goodness.

So after a couple of weeks of joyful family togetherness, Mauri and I are left to soothe our empty-house sad/gladness with a celebration of sorts. We just happen to have some vanilla ice cream left from last night’s family finale. And all those berries to eat or freeze.

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I’ve never been accused of making a beautiful pie. But somehow they manage to taste good enough to eat.

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My mother taught me it’s impolite to lick my bowl. So I took the picture first.

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OK, so I didn’t really lick the bowl. Not that I didn’t want to.

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3 Responses to anderberries

  1. Craig MacDonald says:

    That’s cruel. Berry pie is the BEST. With the folks’ move into the Ida Culver House there will be no more MacDonald berry pies… so I guess I’ll just have to crash the Macy house to get my fix.

  2. LizW says:

    What a fun, yummy tradition!!

  3. Ridge says:

    Yum! I ALWAYS lick the bowl….when in public, surrepticious fingers work really well!

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