Pick me a blueberry......
We made our way to a lovely blueberry patch with a group of homeschooling friends and hit the tail end of blueberry season here in the deep south. The kids picked a little and tasted a lot and all the mamas paid a wee bit extra to make up for all the happy blue grins.
My own littlest kept telling me over and over "we're picking berries for winter, right mama."
Right, little bear. (I told him)
This sweet little blueberry patch has an honor system (which I love):
1. pick berries
2. weigh berries
3. put cash/check in mail box
We walked away with a big beautiful bucket full of fresh berries. 9 pounds to be exact. And though I really should have made some jam... we've been enjoying bowls full of berries and baking with fresh berries so much this past week that not a single berry was put away for winter. I hope my little bear understands... We're having the same problem with the baskets of local peaches we've been buying... they are just so good.
We've had baked oatmeal with fresh berries and peaches (oh my!).... blueberry cobbler baked by Jade (dreamy).... and huckle buckle is on the menu for tomorrow's breakfast.
So. So. Good.