Friday, July 9, 2010

Blueberry Picking

We made a trip to a local blueberry farm today and did a little picking.  I tried to get us there early but by 9am it was already close to 95degrees out.  The place was beautiful and the bushes were loaded!  We picked 5 quarts in just under an hour. 

Since the farm is only open on Fridays and Saturdays I plan to get out there at least once more this summer.  The kids loved it but started to flag near the end.  In an effort to push them on to full our bucket I suggested we sing while we picked.

We only had to sing a couple verses of "Found a Peanut" and "She'll be Comin' Round the Mountain" before we had the bucket filled and were ready to go home.  Of course, our renditions had blueberry picking appropriate lyrics -- "Found a blueberry" and "She'll be pickin blueberries when she comes." 

Apparently we had an audience to our performance because as soon as I told the kids we could pack up a lady picking across from us, whom I didn't see before I suggested singing, said she'd enjoyed our entertainment and was sorry we were leaving. Maybe the farm should hire us and pay us in blueberries?! ;)

Hope you're having a sweet summer!

Much Love,


Mama Hen said...

Now you will have to tell us all the good things you will make with the blueberries! Love the singing.

Chez Nous said...

I LURVE blueberries, besides for making me youthful and beautiful, they just taste good.
I made a pie yesterday...and none of the pie filling junk...just good ol' sugar and berries.
For the rest of my berries? This yummy sauce/preserves stuff.
See you Tuesday.

Emily said...

Sounds like a yummy trip! I remember the days of eating frozen blueberries when we were kids!

These Nine Acres said...

I love me some blueberries! I am sure your singing was quite the entertainment!