Saturday, June 27, 2009

Blueberry Picking!

One of the (many, many, many!) reasons I love summer is all the fresh fruit. Since moving to Texas, I have discovered that there isn't much better than a beautiful, plump, juicy bluebery picked right off the bush. The picking season isn't very long, so the kids and I try to go at least once a week to enjoy this glorious berry at it's finest.
Here's one week's bounty. The bowls are to eat fresh and the rest for the freezer.
With three kids I have lots of 'help' with me, but as you can see here:
Henry is the only one who actually picks berries.
Jonah is getting better at picking more than he eats. He picked these ones all by himself, which is by far the most he has ever gotten IN the bucket. :) He accidentally dumped his bucket a time or two and re-filled it right off the ground, so Jonah's berries were kept separate so they could be washed and sorted a little better. Jonah likes to pick the reddish colored ones too, since he thinks they are the prettiest. The problem is they're still sour. Bridget eats pretty much non-stop while we're at the farm. She doesn't discriminate either....white, pink, blue.....picked right off the bush or grabbed off the ground. They all go straight into her mouth. She doesn't mind the sour ones a bit.
We're out of fresh blueberries at the moment, but we do have plans to go picking later this week. And this morning we enjoyed one of my favorite breakfast treats--blueberry pancakes!


Andrea said...

How fun! I miss being there to pick the blueberries :(

Just Mom said...

You've read "Blueberries for Sal" to your kids, right? I love that book. Of course, I accidentally gave JS one of the purple berries and now he won't touch a blueberry -- or that book again. LOL. Crazy kid.

michelle said...

YUM!!! Miss em lots!

thesecretlifeofkat said...

Where do you go picking?