Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Life is just a bowl of cherries...or blueberries

*July 11 posting

Today we went on one of our annual summer outings - blueberry picking. We've been to many farms over the years to pick many different items -- strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, apples, pickles, beans, pumpkins. I love blueberry picking because the bushes are the right height for both kids and adults to pick. Not like strawberries where the kids can reach right out for them, but the grown-ups get a backache from bending over and not like apple picking where kids can't reach most of the ripe fruit.

We usually go to Stateline Blueberries. We've gone there for several years and always enjoy ourselves. This year we missed a turn and came across another blueberry farm in our search. This one is called Blueberries of Indiana ( So, we decided to pull in and try out a new place.

It was a hot day for it - 95 degrees as we were heading out to pick at 3:00 p.m., but we enjoyed it. The goal was 10 pounds. We picked 9.9 pounds in 43 minutes. And some were the size of quarters. (That's a quarter under the one in the photo below!

Now I guess it's time to get started on the baking!

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