Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Graveyard Fields

Yesterday evening we got the heck out of this hot and sticky town and headed for the hills. Well, mountains, really. We went out to Graveyard Fields, a little spot off the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is an area known for wild blueberries and blackberries and cold streams. By the time we got there the temperature changed from 93 here to 77 there. Ahhhhhh.... Much better. We picked berries, ate a picnic dinner of Daddy made hommus and veggie sandwiches, waded in the stream and watched Kyle leap off of a boulder into a swimming hole.

That last one is the splash that Kyle made when he hit the water and let out an amazing yelp as he realized that mountain streams never get warmer than "slightly freezing".

Tomorrow night is the huge kids' consignment sale, the Wee Trade. I usually get most of Henry's next season of clothes there so it is pretty exciting. We all line up a half an hour before the doors open with a laundry basket to carry our finds and the steely resolve to knock old ladies down to get to the Boys 4T section if need be. Can't wait.

My shipment of navy yarn came in today so all other things go on hold while I work on those first two mamas who requested navy for their gear. Hopefully I'll be able to post pictures soon. It has been slightly painful to sit and knit with wool when it has been so stinking hot. The thought of putting anything wool on my body makes me want to stick my head in the freezer. Remind me of this in a few months when I am whining about how cold it is...


Kayla said...

Those berries look REALLY good..Now I need to go get some.

Yippy! I'm so excited my shorties are about to begin their journey to completeness..! :)

Anonymous said...

I want to live where you live...seems like you are always out for an adventure...I don't think there are cool things to do here in OKLAHOMA(I am a Texan through and through, so hard for me to be here ;)


Jessie said...

Sounds like you guys had a ball. Farthest we have made it west (to hike) is Stone Mountain. It is nice b/c it is only about an hour away. We were planning on planting some blueberries and raspberries by our garage next year - wish us luck! As I am hoping that you have tonight at the consignment sale. Ours aren't until next month but I am going to volunteer at a big one so that I can shop early (laundry basket in hand). Hope that you made a killing mama!

Val said...

That pic of you and Henry is wonderful Amy. Just beautiful!