Blueberries

Have I mentioned before that I love blueberries? I really love them. They are probably on the expensive end when it comes to fruit, but that is okay. I have a wonderful solution!

Mark's parents have blueberry bushes!


I wish I could take a picture that really showed how wonderful these bushes are. (and how many bushes they have!) These wonderful blueberry bushes greet us as we pull in the driveway. A fresh pint is waiting on the kitchen table every weekend. Mmmm...it is wonderful and they are the most delicious blueberries you could ever imagine. Homegrown and fresh-picked. It exposes you to the truth of what fruit really can taste like!

So, on our most recent visit, Mark and I returned a favor to his parents by spending about 30 minute picking. It was a great time, Mark and I being together in the quiet of the Eastern Shore. Plus, picking fruit is always fun for me and reminds me of picking raspberries in my grandparents back yard when I was a kid. Growing up I loved going strawberry or apple picking at local orchards. Ah, the memories.

Picking blueberries was a first for me, and boy was I excited! Throughout the process, Mark reassured me that if I ever lost my job, I would make a good migrant worker. I pick fast! Mark is an examiner, he closely observes each branch and berry picking only the very best. I go for a method of efficient quantity. Large quantities! In a short while, we picked all of these:


And they are good. We have been hiding them from ourselves as not to eat them all in one swoop. Yummy!

2 comments:

  1. Did you know that July is National July Belongs to Blueberries Month?

    I love blueberries. We can't get good ones in Texas. These pictures make me miss the good ol' times when our family lived in Wisconsin and made blueberry-lime jam and homemade blueberry muffins every year. Mmm...

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  2. Yum!

    I need you hear to walk with me to the farmer's market on Fridays!

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