Blueberry season has been in for a while and Amy and I finally got a chance to head over to my good friend’s farm, Frostmore Farm. We only had about an hour to pick but managed to fill up a couple of gallon baskets. Everyone in our household loves blueberries so they aren’t going to last long. I think they are going to be eaten before I even get them into any muffins or pancakes. I am hoping to make it back over to Frostmore Farm next week to pick enough to freeze for this winter.
If you get a chance to visit Frostmore Farm and pick some blueberries, be sure to grab some maple syrup to top off your blueberry pancakes!
What is your favorite way to use blueberries?
In just two weeks school starts again. It’s hard to believe. It feels like summer just got started, especially with the rainy start the season got. May and June brought nothing but rain, with around 47 out of 50 days straight having rain. But the weather finally broke, and July has been sunny and hot. Here’s a quick round-up of what we have been up-to lately.
I forgot how good fresh blueberries taste…
A couple days ago the kids, Chad’s grandmother and uncle, and I made a trip to one of the pick-your-own blueberry farms located just a couple miles up from the homestead. I can’t believe I’ve lived here all my life and not once went to pick blueberries.
We drove up to the owners home, grabbed some gallon buckets and headed to the blueberry patch where we spent the next couple hours picking plump, ripe blueberries from the bushes. Even with the dry spell we’ve had these past couple of weeks the bushes were overflowing with berries, which I figure will be prime for a couple more weeks.
Tanner was the official “berry-toter”, and somehow his bucket was always full while the rest of us seemed to be making slow progress. Even Cora came along, sitting quietly in her stroller and observing as we picked. When it was all said and done, we picked about four gallons of berries. The berries seem to be disappearing out of the fridge very quickly, so I think we’ll make another trip at the end of the week to restock and hopefully get enough for freezing.