Friday, July 02, 2010
Fruit picking has quickly become one our family traditions... Strawberries in the spring, blueberries in the summer, and apples in the fall. This morning we headed out to Lexington to pick blueberries. Grammy got to go pick apples with us a couple years ago, and this was the first time she was in town to pick blueberries with us.
We had a great time, broken leg and all. We learned from yesterday's shopping experience and brought a beach chair with us. Grammy pulled the wagon with the twins, and Scott carried all our gear. Once we found a great picking spot, he put my chair down and I was in charge of picking the low blueberries. The system worked out great, and we ended up with nearly 8lbs!
Eli and Elsie quickly figured out that the green blueberries don't taste as fabulous as the deep blue ones. We put bibs on them and let them eat them straight from the bushes. They thought this was fabulous!
They were much more interested in what was going on than last year! What change a year can bring!
I'm sure we will have several blueberry recipes to come, however I know my family looks forward to our favorite blueberry buckle recipe!
What a fun day!
P.S. Daddy was with us too, however Scott was very much interested in picking as many blueberries as possible. I guess he realized that with a five year old, twins, and a mommy with a broken leg our blueberry picking potential was minimal.