Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Worth the wait

The blueberries have tortured me the last few weeks. The bloomed early and berries formed in prodigious numbers. Even the yearlings are loaded with berries. Each morning I inspected each bush for any sign of critters. They've been perfect.

Late last week the area around the stem turned fuchsia. My mouth watered involuntarily. We'd have berries by Sunday.

When Sunday came, more of them had turned, but still, none were ripe. I could almost hear them taunt, Na Na Na Boo Boo, We're turning slowly.

Yesterday we walked and they were closer. I picked one, but I knew before I bit into it that the taste would be slightly bitter. It was.

It seems that overnight, they decided OK, time to stop taunting Farmer Rick. This morning when we walked, I picked a half dozen ripe blueberries and tossed them in my mouth. They were worth the wait.


10 comments:

  1. So yummy, compared to the store bought ones which have no flavor. We picked and sold them for 50 cents a box when I was a kid in RI. Still love them.

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  2. WOW! Happy to hear that you got half dozen tasty blueberries. Good result for your patience. I lobe blueberries. They are healthier:)

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  3. Fresh homegrown fruit is ALWAYS worth the wait.

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  4. Lucky you--I LOVE blueberries!!

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  5. I didn’t realize how pretty a blueberry bush was until just now. Nick eats blueberries every morning. I could use a blueberry bush.
    Lisa

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  6. Your picture has left my mouth watering. No fresh ones available here yet, but now I think I too must have some !

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  7. You may not know how lucky you are! mmmm

    And fuchsia! Dry here, but possible.

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  8. All I can think of right now is my daughter's blueberry jam--one of the most delicious things on Earth.

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. you are one lucky dude. My girl loves blueberries but most times they are frozen, still are. So don't rub it in.

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