Blueberries are here!
It’s no secret that summer is my favorite season, but honestly, I love the move through the seasons.
I hate snow, ice and cold, but I do enjoy the feeling of curling up with a book next to our wood stove, wrapped in a blanket, snuggled in my favorite hoodie. I love the cold winter days that slowly give way to warmer, spring weather. Finding the first flowers, the way the days get gradually longer and brighter.
Summer is for the beach, berry picking and swimming.
Most summers we pick buckets of blueberries to fill our freezer. I know from experience that a hundred pounds of blueberries will easily get us through the year. With a hundred pounds of blueberries, we can have our fill of: blueberry muffins, blueberry pie, blueberries in oatmeal, blueberries for our homemade yogurt, blueberry syrup…you get the idea.
It’s a family affair when we go blueberry picking. Tilly (17) really wanted us to go on a day when she was available and Judah (18) chose to come along with us as well. I love that even at their ages, they want to come along.
Apollo picked ten pounds of berries by himself. He was so proud; and rightly so.
I had fun taking the kids pictures in front of the sign with their respective ages…unfortunatley this sign was one row twelve…
My parents met us at Bjornstad Farms to pick their own berries…with a little help from my pickers.
Also, I’m drowning in blueberries. No matter how many I freeze, I seem to have more on my countertops…We’ve just got to keep on freezing, freezing, freezing…
Do you pick your own berries? What is your favorite kind? I really love strawberries and raspberries, but they are so much more fragile. Blueberries are hearty and easy to pick.