These two photos show lunch preparations lunch one day.
Mushroom picking and gathering berries in the forest is a summer pastime and tradition. It also provides many Russian families with needed foods for the winter. Here are a few photos showing mushroom and berry gathering.
The first photo shows Nick and the girls headed for the forest.
Here are the girls gathering mushrooms.
Here is Nick, resting after picking mushrooms for an hour.
Nicks 83 year old father would gather a huge basket of mushrooms everyday. This photo shows him vleaning the mushrooms in preparation for canning them.
Here is a photo of Karen mashing wild blueberries and sugar together in a large bowl. The blueberries are for homemade blueberry jam.