20 July 2009

Berry Pickin'

Today we picked blueberries at Stephenson's Farm.

Ripe berries practically fall off the bush when touched. Because the ripe ones fall off easily, you really have to have your hands free and use both of them to gather the berries that taste best. That's why they encourage you to tie the berry bucket around your waist like this:

There were 18 people in our group today, and we picked in excess of 75 lbs of berries. Oh the treats we will make.

If anyone has a favorite blueberry recipe, I'd love to hear about it.


Karin said...

I'd make jam! Oh, I love bueberries!

ellabella said...

i have a couple of links that i think grunelein and frugelein will love. i also have these frauleins in my life, and am always trying to make them both happy. when push comes to shove grunelein usually wins. first: http://1greengeneration.elementsintime.com/?p=365

and second: this is a book i've been using for about 6 months now. words can't express the love and admiration i have for this book. i have been using the homemade cleaner recipes (which are so cheap and easy and totally non toxic) and the house feels and smells cleaner and more pure than it ever has. even visitors comment on the clean energy in the house. http://www.amazon.com/Green-Up-Your-Cleanup-House/dp/1580113958/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1248281895&sr=8-1