Monday is over and Tuesday has arrived! How does it feel?
Work this week is going to be craycray. It was totally insane yesterday. I am more than happy to be busy all day, but it is a little tough to manage all that nervous energy, I must admit. I am still a happy camper about getting free green juice everyday though, so I am not complaining.
Since my day was erring on the stress-filled side yesterday, My Love and I did something special, to act as a counter balance.
We did some urban foraging!
For blackberries! There are bushes growing like crazy all over Vancouver;
And the bushes are bursting with plump, juicy berries!!!;
My Love was made wise to these little treasures by a friend last week, and had a hunch that there would be some by our house. He was correct. And he was pretty;
We only picked for about twenty minutes, (we most likely could have gone faster, had it not been for the insane amount of really prickly thorns that adorned the bushes) and ended up with two buckets full!
We trekked home with our loot, gave them a rinse, and dinner was served!
I had mine with mango, orange and strawberry guavas.
So instead of paying $2.99 a pound (or more, yikes!) our only cost was time. Oh, and a minor flesh wound;
I felt like we were connecting with a natural way of life that has been lost. It felt cool to be so connected with my food. To be doing at least some of the labour to bring the food I eat to my table (or carpet in my living room where I eat, we don’t have an actual table) . I hope that one day all my food is picked by my own hand.
Have you ever picked your own food? Do you have a garden? How did it feel?
Have an awesome day fruities!