"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, September 1, 2011

today it's jam



Berries!
Debbie Penington 
August 31, 2011

Berries in the berry patch
Berries in the bowl
Berries by the spoonful
I love to eat 'em whole

Berries by the riverbank 
Where pickin' 'em is hard
Berries by the picket fence 
In someone else's yard




I pick 'em in the morning
And I pick 'em after noon
(whispered) 
I pick 'em from my neighbor's 
Only underneath the moon

If berries are your favorite 
And they grow beside the gate
Be sure they are on your side
Or be sure and pick 'em late!



Blessings, Debbie

36 comments:

  1. Oh, I'll make the buttermilk biscuits and be right over! xx

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  2. Not only have you been busy putting up the goods, you've been creating poetry, too!! I sure would love some of that jam on a nice hot biscuit with some butter right about now!! =D blessings ~ tanna

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  3. Beautiful bounty, more beautiful is your poetry, thank you for sharing.
    Enjoy your day.
    Sue

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  4. I loved your poem! Made me giggle. Your jam looks wonderful. Did Tracey say she's bringing the biscuits to pass? :)

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  5. great poem! It could easily be put into song :)

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  6. Oh how wonderful....I missed picking berries this year and canning...can't wait to do it again next year...enjoy the fruit of your labor

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  7. You are so clever. :) Love the rhyme!

    Blessings, ~Lisa

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  8. You gave me a chuckle and a smile, a great start to my day, thanks! xxoo

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  9. Love the little upbeat poem. Such a good rhythm to it. Reminds me of something else, but don't know what...maybe Baa Baa Black Sheep? So I take it you are canning outside. I noticed that the green beans looked like you canned them outside (or at least the processing part). This is a great idea to keep the house cooler.

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  10. I guess Baa Baa and your poem each have a different tempo, so that's probably not what fits.

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  11. What a fun poem. The jam looks good. Glad to see you are finally harvesting some of your garden!

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  12. Very cute poem. Thanks for the giggle.

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  13. "Berry" delicious! And "berry" creative you! :-D

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  14. Very cute poem, I will keep that good advice in mind! Your jam looks yummy. xo,

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  15. Just lovely and I like your song. I could see you singing it as you picked berries.

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  16. My berries are frozen in the freezer and are waiting ( to be made into jam or juice) till things slow down for me. [o=

    Today is applesauce.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    -Mary

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  17. I'm lovin' your poetry! Now for some of that jam. Please pass.

    Jody

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  18. I wish I lived hear you! I'd come buy some.

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  19. That poem is too cute...very Seuss-y! And the jam, beautiful!

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  20. That poem sure made me smile. I love it! What a beautiful family you have. I love your blog, thanks so much for stopping by mine :)

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  21. Love that poem!
    Enjoy that beautiful jam. It looks lovely.

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  22. I love that you are working outside with some of this canning. While it is currently 112 degrees in my own backyard, yours looks like a piece of heaven.

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  23. I so love this time of year, when the larder starts filling up with jars of different colours. You have been busy. Enjoy!

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  24. Hehe! What a cute song. I saw berries in the store today for $5 for those dumb little plastic boxes. I couldn't believe it. I wish our plants were still producing. Maybe I will have to find a neighbor's yard... :)

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  25. That's so cute! In my head, I was putting it to a "patty cake" beat. I also love homemade jam. Yours looks delish.

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  26. Hi, Debbie - I'm awarding you the Liebster Award! You can stop by and pick it up here:

    http://happyindolevalley.blogspot.com/2011/09/blog-award-such-fun.html

    Blessings, ~Lisa

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  27. Yum! Want toast now! Isn't the Creator clever, making so many pretty berries?

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  28. Oh that looks so good. I love the poem or maybe a song. B

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  29. mmmh.......delicious jam and a wonderful poem.
    love,regina

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  30. Goodness girl, you are busy, busy xoxo Clarice

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  31. Oh, I didn't see this before. I danced to the poem. Now I want to choreograph to it. Just as jewel toned as the jam!

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