Blueberry Picking 2013
Happy Friday! Last night, my family and I went blueberry picking at a local u-pick blueberry farm. We love going and it’s been a few years since we’ve been able to go. Last year, the weather hindered a good blueberry crop. But this year is amazing! The bushes are literally dripping with delicious, plump blueberries.
Aren’t they beautiful?!
It was such a lovely evening to pick!
Look at those amazing berries!
Cameron chilled in the BOB while we picked.
Ridley did a fantastic job picking berries for his basket. I was so proud of him. And he put his own outfit together. Ha!
He found an inch-worm and had so much fun playing with it. 🙂
Oh man! How did this happen?! Ridley and Momma blueberry picking four years apart. Time flies so fast.
Between my husband, Ridley, my mom and me picking, we got 10 pounds in an hour! 🙂
Today, I’ll be washing and sorting blueberries to freeze. We love blueberry pancakes, easy blueberry muffins, blueberry smoothies and popsicles. YUM!
Do you ever pick your own blueberries?
I’d love to go berry picking, but I’d have no idea where. 🙂 I guess good old Google can help me find out. It looks like so much fun. Thanks for the idea!
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If you go to http://www.pickyourown.org/, it shows local pick-your-own farms in your area. I found several in ours that I had no idea even existed! Good luck!
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When I was younger my family went blueberry picking every year and stocked the freezer. after my husband and I got married we continued the tradition for a few years until I got pregnant with Little Man 1 and it just didnt work. I’d like to start again maybe this year, we’ll see how this pregnancy goes 🙂 I”m jealous because our blueberry season doesn’t start for another month or two
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This brings back good memories. The last time we picked blueberries Sam & Tim were young and we brought home lizzards!
No, I don’t like them. They make me shivver, but I have to admit I did enjoy watching them get excited every time they spotted them crawling around our house!
We have a place near our house too and our little weekly play group has been wanting to do that as an outing. I need to look into it because it looks like a lot of fun! 🙂
Looks like you had some great family time! Enjoy making all those yummy dishes with your blueberries!
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Hi, Myra. I wanted to share a blueberry recipe that I used to make waaaaay back in the early 80’s when our kids were small. We lived in western Michigan (LOTS of blueberry fields nearby) and had fun many years taking the kids out to pick those delicious berries.
4 cups blueberries
2 cups sugar
1 package (3 oz.) lemon Jell-O
In large sauce pan crush half the berries. Add remaining berries, sugar and Jell-O. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Pour into hot, clean jars. Seal. Makes 3 half pints.
I know….lots of sugar, right? My mother-in-law had a lot of jam recipes the used Jell-O. It was no fail and always yummy. I had a recipe for a blueberry pancake sauce, too, but can’t seem to find it.
Have fun putting up those berries! Suzanne
Holy cow! How is Cameron that big already?!? Wasn’t he just born yesterday? 🙂
Please tell me where this is! I want to go berry picking but have no idea where to go!
Do you live in North Alabama? If so, send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll tell you where the two are that I know of. 🙂
We picked blueberries this week too! My daughter ate half a bucket while I picked them LOL
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