Friday, May 20, 2016

Picking berries

Our great nephew Jordan stayed with us a few hours this morning. His family had to work so he came over rubbing the sleep from his eyes with his knuckles.

A while later, Jilda whipped up some bacon, eggs, and toast. The smell of bacon brought him out of his sleepiness and before the linen napkins were on the table, he was sitting in his chair looking toward the kitchen with expectation.

After we ate, we headed out to the garden to check the plant progress and pick blueberries.

He loves picking blueberries because he's still fairly short which gives him a point of view that Jilda and I don't have. He finds berries that we overlook.

Only three of the plants are bearing right now, but the others will follow in a few days. 
I plan to plant another 20 bushes in the fall. Did I mention that we love blueberries?


  1. And they're good for you!

  2. The really good thing is that if you can't eat them when they are fresh there are so many ways to keep them until later.

  3. Mom used to tell us to go pick blackberries if we wanted a cobbler. She said it takes a gallon, so we came back with almost a gallon. Now I know it only took a cup of berries for her cobbler. We were suckers!

  4. I love blueberries too... picking them and eating them is the best, they are so fresh and tasty... very yummy xox

  5. I haven't heard that term 'picking berries' for over 40 years. I always said we are going to pick black berries, but anytime daddy said it, it was simply , 'Picking berries'. I have never picked blue berries. It has got to be more fun than black berries, do you still get chiggers? At least I don't think there are briers.

    1. No chiggers out west, only in Southern states.

      Blackberries aplenty on the west coast. I've done a lot of picking and putting up with thorny briers that come with blackberry picking. Raspberry, strawberry, currants, gooseberry to name a few and always wanted to pick chokecherry.

  6. I used to pick berries (blackberries) with my grandmother as a youngster...good times

  7. Precious moments. I always enjoy when my nieces and nephews come over.

  8. Anonymous7:11 PM

    Eating must be wonderful at your house, with so many FRESH fruits & veggies & Jilda to cook them!!

  9. 20, wow!!! I love blueberries too!


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