Blueberry season is in full swing, and we're inundated with them! For some reason my dad decided a few bushes is not enough for us... I don't even know how many we have, but there's more than we can handle. The picture above is a handful of my favorite blueberries, they're huge and juicy. There is nothing in the world like fresh picked blueberries in the morning. Here's a shot of our enclosures, and there's a dozen or so more bushes, uncovered, to the right. I say they're our sacrifices to the birds. We used to cover every individual bush with netting, but that became too cumbersome and the birds would get stuck.I had to chase some birds out of the big enclosure this morning, they likely snuck underneath the chicken wire... but that only happens every few days, and few berries are lost to them. A shot of the inside:We also have several varieties of raspberries: red, golden, purple, and wild black-caps. The purple are my favorite (a hybrid between red raspberries and blackberries), but they went so quick I never got a photo. Here's some of the others, though:
Mmmm. We're going to make jam soon, and my mom is a pro at making blueberry crisps, cobblers, pancakes and muffins. And if any of you have never tried golden or purple raspberries, I HIGHLY recommend you look out for them! They're the most delicious berries I've ever had.
I think I'm going to go pick myself some lunch.