Saturday, July 7, 2007
Blueberries, Blueberries, Blueberries
On Tuesday, I needed to decompress a bit from the busy weekend. I decided it was the perfect day to pick blueberries. It was warm and there was a nice breeze, plus the scenery at Spring Valley Farm is so beautiful...it made for the perfect escape. I have been picking blueberries every July for about 8 years now. I really look forward to going and bringing back a big pail of delicious berries. Tuesday was the easiest picking I have ever done. I picked 10 pounds and only picked around 5-6 bushes. They were loaded and HUGE. You can't tell from the photos, but most of the berries were bigger than my thumb and sweet. The farm is so pretty and filled with fields and fields of blueberry bushes, peach trees and rows of blackberries. The berries were too pretty to bake with so I gave away some and ate the rest like popcorn..in huge handfuls! I would like to go back next week, but they have limited hours because it seems like their supply is low...I was lucky to go when I did.