last friday, we once again ventured out on a treasure hunt with our fruit-picking friends. this time, it was to locate as many tiny blue sweeties as we could. the infamous blueberry. it's a fave in our house. and a fave in anna's as well.
we drove through the back country dirt roads, lined with farms and sheep and horses and fields. and came upon the blueberry farm.
we strollered up, put on our rain boots and ventured out with our buckets.
and ultimately picked 5 pounds of these babies.
they were not so easy to find. these little treasures were hidden in the bushes and you had to part the leaves to uncover the mother load.
and in the meantime, we all got soaked. the torrential down pours from the previous day and night had left the grounds and bushes and berries absolutely wet. but also perfectly clean and ready for the eating, which is what harper and anna did.
while kellie and nana and i picked and picked and picked, the girls ate and ate and ate.
harper told me after an hour of picking and eating that her tummy was tired. must have been from handling all those berries.
after we purchased our berries, anna and harper took turns with the cameras. anna took some great ones (check them out here). harper is still working on it. i guess it would help if i adjusted the settings for her. here's the one way overexposed shot she took- i tried to edit it a bit. it's kind of cool looking.
we worked up an appetite, so we headed over to the a&w. i love how they bring your food out to the car and prop it up on the window. i do miss the rollerskates, though.
and when we finally got back home, what to do with all those berries?? zoku it up, of course! here are our bananaberry pops.
we've also made blueberry muffins, ate a whole bunch and froze the rest. it was a delicious day.