Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Blueberry Picking

The kids and I went for a bike ride and picnic yesterday. An added bonus was the HUGE patch of wild low bush blueberries we discovered on the way home. We stopped and munched on a few and made a plan to return that evening with containers in hand.

Here we are back in the blueberry patch. Hannah helped Rebekah pick, or was it the other way around. I was surprised Rebekah actually wanted to pick and put them in her container. I thought she would rather eat them. Just goes to show you how much, or little we parents know.

Here she is hard at work filling her container "ALL BY MYSELF!"

Of course a little help from big sis is always appreciated.

We came home with about 3 pints of wild blueberries. Not bad for a short time picking. The bugs were a bit brutal. There are still tons of blueberries, so we will be heading back soon with long pants, sleeves and bug spray.

A side note - Rebekah's favorite book at the moment is Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey. I'm just glad we didn't run into any bears like Little Sal and her mother did.

1 comment:

  1. Blueberries for Sal is one of our long-time favorites, too! I had planned to pick blueberries at a local farm this year, but I'm not feeling up to it now that life has slowed down a bit. Enjoy your blueberries!


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