My first paid job, not counting babysitting, was picking cherries. As middle schoolers, my sister and I would ride our bikes from our little town just outside Maastricht, in the southern part of the Netherlands, to the town to the north of us and spend all day picking cherries with the sisters who lived next door to us. While I can easily get bored with any other repetitive task, there is something about picking fruits and vegetables that I find fulfilling. Lucky for me, it’s blueberry season here Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA.
We have six young blueberry and raspberry plants in our back yard garden, but collectively, they only yield about a handful of fruit each day. Fortunately, there is also a fantastic berry patch not too terribly far away. In addition to picking our handful of berries in the back yard yesterday, we picked ten pounds of blueberries at the Patch this morning. The garage freezer has eight quarter bags in place now and they will be joined by others throughout the picking season. The goal is to pick enough berries to last us from the end of this year’s season until the beginning of the next.
Do you have a favorite shot below? What’s your favorite way to eat blueberries?
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