Monday, July 22, 2013

Return of the Backyard Blueberries

Low bush blueberries grow wild in our back fields. I love sitting down among the bushes, it is much easier to deal with the summer humidity when I'm not bent over all day in the heat. I can peacefully relax while I spend my entire day picking. I find it very therapeutic. I usually try to pick for a week if I have the time. That way I have enough to make smoothies, bake and still freeze some blueberries for later.

The first blueberries of the season are showing face. While it is sparse picking now, in a week or so there will be a multitude of berries to pick. I'm excited just thinking about all the things I'll be able to make with the abundance of fresh blue splendor growing out back. It is nice to just have them on hand to throw in some Greek yogurt or oatmeal. I only picked a handful but I opened up a world of possibilities.

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