my parents were here visiting my mom was kind enough to yield to my
blueberry picking craving and went on a journey with me and the kids to
find a blueberry farm. She had never gone berry picking before, except
backyard picking, and wasn't sure she was up for getting her feet dirty.
Well, it turned out that it wasn't muddy or even that dirty at all and I
think she had a pretty good time.
Evan really enjoyed picking the blueberries off the bushes, with the
help of my mom, and I gave Alyssa her very own bowl to use to collect
the blueberries she picked. I'm pretty sure there were only 1 or 2
blueberries that actually hit the bottom of the bowl AND to my dismay
the bowl actually mysteriously disappeared during our picking! DISPITE
the last 15 minutes of our trip I spent hunting down the isles for it.
It was probably not the best idea to go blueberry picking right before
lunch time, but we didn't think of that when we left for our outing. We
tried to convince Alyssa to pick and eat the blueberries from the
bushes, but she insisted on eating them out of the box. So for most of
our trip our blueberry pickings disappeared faster than I could fill it.
Hmmm sounds familiar to the strawberry pickings you say? The only
difference from our strawberry experience is that Evan was also helping
to empty the box! So we had 1 blueberry box filler, 1 baby holder and 2
blueberry box emptiers. In the end we came home with 2 pounds of
blueberries and ONLY because my mom took the kids for a ride in the
stroller while I finished picking the berries! lol
In the end we came home with 2 pounds of blueberries for \$4.00 and ONLY
because my mom took the kids for a ride in the stroller while I finished
picking the berries!
You can sort of see in the picture below that the bottom of my box is
BARELY covered. Two pounds sounds like a lot, but I'm pretty sure we ate
the whole thing in 2 days.maybe less. When we got home my dad was like,
wow now we can make a pie. I laughed because I knew by the end of the
day there would very likely not be enough berries to make a pie.
I went to the grocery store this week and they had blueberries on sale
\$3.20 for 2 pounds! I bought 10 pounds. We've eaten 4 and I have 6
pounds frozen in the freezer. lol