Thursday, August 7, 2008

Nom nom nom nom nom....

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.

6 comments:

SecretMe said...

aaarrggghhhhhh just saw the spider thing, Im sorry but Im real scared of spiders. anyhoo I saw your blog and though I already commented but no, it twas another who also had lots of blueberrys to pick. The words Muffins and Pie spring to mind.

I so need to read titles before scrolling to the pics but Im an image slave.

Tizzalicious said...

Hmmm, I love blue berries & raspberries!

BagsByMelanie said...

YUMMMMMMMMMMMM

Maverick Jewelry said...

Lucky - I am so jealous. It reminds me of my friend down the street growing up. Fresh picked fruit from their garden just about everyday for lunch in the summer.

Paper Girl Productions said...

I have a craving for blueberries!!

Tins and Treasures said...

Your berries look amazing. We buy little containers of berries at the store for $1.99 to $4.99. Wish we were neighbors!