Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ripe for the picking

Picking blueberries is one of summer's simple pleasures for me. Last year my timing was off and I was disappointed to find bushes already picked clean or laden with unripened fruit. This summer I was determined to come home from The Berry Patch with enough to fill our bellies and our freezer.

This way!
Sunny fields
Careful picking

I think I met my goal! Twelve pound of berries, ready to eat. I made a batch of muffins as soon as I got home from picking, and now I'm dreaming of cobbler or perhaps a sour cream blueberry pie. Mmm, the posssiblities are endless. What's your favorite way to enjoy this summer fruit?


painted fish studio said...

weirdly enough, about an hour ago i was craving blueberry muffins out of a box. but muffins from scratch with fresh berries sounds so much better!

Beegirl said...

Looks like a perfectly wonderful day! Nice haul too! I am trying to keep track of how much produce we get from the homestead this summer. Interested to see how many berries we get! Hop you enjoy yours...

a friend to knit with said...

twelve pounds!
make sure you include blueberry pancakes!

Rani said...

Whoa! Those are HUGE blueberries! I'm hoping to get a handful of teeny tiny wild berries. Usually, some animal gets them first.