Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I Did something that I have never done before... I went Blueberry Picking!! I always thought picking blueberries would be boring and take FOREVER.......... so I always decided against it.. well.. I'm glad I didn't this year. I packed up the kids and jumped into the car and headed over to VT to pick blueberries where we normally pick apples. This was the last little mini trip I got to take with my Fresh Air Son..

He Did NOT want to go home.. but that's always him at the end of his visit..He loves to be able to just open the door and walk outside.. and sit.. where it's peaceful and quiet.. He doesn't get that at home.


Here's the group picking for me.. I'm not sure how many pounds we ended up with.. but I know probably a pound was eaten just on the ride home!

These were so big and sweet! and most of them just fell right off!! YUM!

We filled 6 of these.. and I froze about 3lbs worth.. the rest.. I made into blueberry pie filling! I made 6 jars.. and used two already to make a pie... The rest I hope to use during thanksgiving or Christmas...while the frozen blueberries will probably find their way into muffins, pancakes, coffecakes, and waffles!!

I took this picture upside down so you could see the color and berries inside!! mmm...

I haven't shared for a few weeks.. but here are a couple books I read this week...

22 comments:

Sandy said...

I love blueberries! I would love to pick them sometime. They look great!

BTW, our FAK is the SAME way, he loves to just open the door and walk outside. He would often grab some orange juice in the morning, and walk outside and sit in our front yard and drink it. He did it...just because he can. I always feel bad when they have to leave also.
Great idea to take him blueberry picking.

Mere said...

Love the pics! I bet your Fresh Air kid was in heaven! He is so blessed to have you!! I have a challenge for you on my blog!

Love, Mere

Kori said...

Oh I love blueberries. My Memaw used to make blueberreris and dumplings when I used to spend the summers with her. Oh they were so good.

Homestead in the City said...

Oh my goodness, those pics!!! I can almost smell the fresh berries through the screen! Thank you for sharing, and teasing my senses!!

Cris said...

My heart goes out to your Fresh Air Son. It must be difficult having to go back, but at the same time at least he gets the opportunity to see what life COULD be like and give him a goal to strive for. May God bless you and your family for opening up your heart and your home for this child.

Great pictures too BTW. :)

Sandy said...

mm... blueberries *drool*
They look so good.
What a great time everyone had. :)

Krystyn said...

Those blueberries look delicious! And pie..I'm salivating!

I'm glad your Fresh Air Son was able to enjoy the experience.

Carrie said...

I love you post about blueberry picking if you ever get a chance would you maybe blog about canning 101 I would love to start but have not idea where to start. Thanks

Crossroads Cottage said...

Those blueberries look delicious. I am so craving a blueberry pie right now. Not sure we have any blueberry farms here - but I so wish we did as blueberries are one of those items that are just so expensive at the market yet are not so great once frozen, etc.

Tanya said...

I'm so jealous! I love love love blueberries and even more, I love picking them! They look delicious!!

Awww, blueberry scones, blueberry tart, blueberry muffins, blueberry cheesecake...awww!

countrygirl3031 said...

Those blueberries look awesome...and now my mouth is watering for some. Mmmmmm....fresh blueberry muffins. Yummmmm!

Hugz,
Michele

Ample Goddess Jewelry said...

It's not quite blueberry picking time here, but I wish ours were like your bushes. The place that we go to is big ole trees and your neck kills you afterward since you are looking up for so long.

helmet hair 365 said...

When I lived in western Mass we always had bears coming through our yard on their way to the blueberry farm on top of the hill.

We could never go up and pick blueberries, though, because the owners had shotguns-- and they weren't afraid to use them!

Your filling looks great!

glitzen said...

oh so NOT boring! How fun! love your wonderful pics. just beautiful! BTW, that Toby M song is my dds' favorite. LOL

Putabuttononit

Christina said...

That's a lot of blueberries. I wouldn't know what to do with them. I need to go Strawberry picking.

Looks like fun.

Francine said...

oh I LOVE blueberries! I'm jealous :-)

Ileana said...

We went three times this year to pick up blueberries. Here in Michigan they are sooo good! The last time we barely brought any home, the girls pretty much ate them all while picking them. Of course they paid for it later with trips to the bathroom :)

i_am_4given said...

I am so glad that you went picking!! We just went picking this year and we loved it, except we were racing a thunderstorm..hehe..but other then that, we loved it!! And the people who owned the fields had their dogs walking through the fields..I thought that was funny, it was like he was making sure no one ate any while they picked...LOL

Blessings,
Ronnie

Tanja said...

I love blueberry picking! I used to do it whenever I visited my Oma in Germany. What great memories you just conjured up for me. I bet you miss that boy already!

Tam said...

I have two of that Authors books! in the Quilting Series

Cookie said...

Wow those look delicious. I may have to find a picking orchard. Thanks for sharing!

Dee Light said...

Blueberries!!! Yum!!! Blueberry Pie is one of our favorites, but in our part of the country they don't have a very long growing season, and the conditions have to be just right.