Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Blueberry picking

Yesterday we had a wonderful time going blueberry picking. Ken's parents are here for the week, visiting from Nevada, and so they got to come along with the kids and I when we went. We went on some state land near a little campground on the Mississippi River. The blueberries were just starting to be ready to pick so we are hoping to go back again at the end of this week. I had lots of fun taking pictures while we were there so I thought I would share them with you. Some beautiful harebells. These are one of my favorite flowers and there were a lot of them growing by the blueberries.
Sisters picking berries. Mara loved picking the blueberries. She didn't like it when we had to leave.
Granddad and the boys. They all worked at picking while Granddad told bear stories. They were so cute to watch.
The picker who doesn't save any for later.

Nana and Megan.
Megan found a tree with dead limbs to climb.

Sorry this picture is a little dark. We are showing off our berries. In all we got about 1/2 gallon. Picking wild blueberries is not for the faint of heart. They are very small and it takes a long time to get many and the flies and mosquitoes are quite prevalent. We loved our berry picking time anyway! It is so beautiful in the north woods and it is so fun to find berries that are incredibly good for you and yummy just free for the picking.

Have you been picking any berries lately?

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