Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Blueberries









Cool summer mornings are perfect for so many things and yesterday we used the one gifted to us to pick blueberries. And pick we did, 12lbs worth. Reece picked like a champ and I just tried to keep up.

The highlight of the morning was meeting one of the Harris Hawks. Pedro, born in the spring, is in training to protect the blueberry crop.

Back at home I spent some time making blueberry jam, freezing quite a few pounds and leaving just enough for us to enjoy as is.

And since blueberry season goes on for a few more weeks you can bet we will be heading back for more.

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  1. We are enjoying blueberries too - although they seem to get eaten as fast as they are picked. I'm trying to set aside a few so we can actually make something:-)
    -Karen

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    1. Ah, yes that was the reason I got to jam making right away yesterday :)

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  2. 12 pounds of blueberries. That's my girl! Last year I pick 30 pounds of apples.

    This to me sounds like a perfect day.

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  3. They look divine- love blueberries. It's huckleberry season in Montucky.I bet you two had a great time- perfect summers day.

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    1. We had a wonderful time, and Reece is asking to go back again :)

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  4. Oh I want some! I hope I find some time to get and pick some in the mountains...

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  5. Delicious! And how neat to meet that hawk. :)

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    1. They are and yes, super cool in Reece's words :)

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  6. oh my! beautiful! we picked blueberries too this year, and it was so awesome. they got frozen...I thought they would last at least through the fall. Sadly, the didn't last more than a month. Fresh blueberries are so creamy, aren't they?
    XO

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  7. Wish that we could have been there with you! I love all the berries that summer brings. Blueberries are my favorite berries.

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    1. Oh how lovely that would have been. If you ever visit you have to come at this time of the year so we can pick together :)

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  8. Wow, so many berries and a beautiful bird. I love watching your nature-based adventures unfold.

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    1. Yes, so many, but they are all processed into jam now and some frozen for winter smoothies :)

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