Sunday, July 20, 2014

Berry Picking……

It has been so nice this Summer to have time to do things that I have wanted to do but just couldn’t get around to.   One of those things is picking berries at some of the local farms.

On Friday, I traveled to Washington Farms to see what was still available.   The farm is a favorite place for many people, .

with Strawberries in April, Blueberries and Blackberries in the Summer, Pumpkins in the Fall, and a Corn Maze as well.

When I arrived just after they opened, I was one of three cars.  I asked about which berries were available and they told me to go to the Blackberries first as they would only bear a few pickings.

I had a wonderful time walking down the rows of beautiful plants and picking the plump, juicy berries…..

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I loved the colors of the new berries that were just starting to form.  It didn’t take long to have a full gallon…..

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….although I did eat a few along the way.

Next, I moved to the Blueberry bushes…..

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Picking was a bit slower here but I once again enjoyed the colors of the ripening fruit…..

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The results were wonderful……

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The morning was perfect, with clouds overhead and a cool breeze blowing.   I will definitely find time to do this again!!!!

2 comments:

Karen said...

They look delicious!
Picking blackberries was one of our favourite activities in the bush, but now so many areas are sprayed with poison it not something we get to do any more.
I can almost taste them. Enjoy!

Maggi said...

A great bounty. Pick your own seems to have fallen out of favour over here although it was very popular in the 80s.

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