A summer Oregon morning of marionberries and llamas

August 17, 2011 | By andrea | Filed in: Life in Oregon, Morsels & Musings.

Last week, we were invited over to a friend’s property to pick marionberries. Of course, I jumped at the opportunity. My mind was immediately flooded with all the marionberry possibilities: pies, jams, cobblers, oh yeah!

My friend and I picked berries while the kids played. I’m not talking about ordinary berries here…these marionberries were ginormous! Many of them were 1 1/2 inches or more in length!

After we picked all the ripe berries, we turned our attention to feeding the resident llamas some lettuce from the garden. Llamas are silly creatures and just looking at them makes me giggle. I almost feel sorry for llamas because it’s difficult to take them seriously…they’re kind of like the class clowns of the animal kingdom. I mean no disrespect to the llama lovers out there; I just happen to think they’re funny.

Anyway, it was a fine morning of picking marionberries in the summer sun with the added bonus of seeing some of the goofiest animals God ever created. I love Oregon!

Stay tuned for marionberry recipes…

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One comment on “A summer Oregon morning of marionberries and llamas

  1. Darlene says:

    Interesting read on the marionberry. I thought a blackberry was just a blackberry! Love the photo of the llama. He does look like a clown.