Saturday, July 10, 2010

Vacation, Part 1: Blueberry Picking

There is a blueberry farm (grove? patch? field? What's the right word for a place where they grow blueberries??) just down the street from my parents' house, so on Saturday morning we all went out and picked some! It was a beautiful day, and picking was fun! (It was really inexpensive, too... I would do this all the time if I lived near one!) I was blown away at how MANY blueberry bushes they had. This is only one small section where we were picking - there were at least 4 more sections of the same size.

Here is Elias watching Daddy pick.And then trying his hand with Cousin Azlan. These two were great at picking berries, but only about 1/4 of Azlan's made it into the bucket, and absolutely NONE of Elias' made it into the bucket... They all went straight into his mouth!
So as fun and tasty as that was, we weren't paying for those blueberries, so I decided it would be better for Elias to just run around while the others enjoyed picking.So we came home with lots of DELICIOUS blueberries, and we enjoyed them thoroughly! We actually only ate the last of them yesterday. YUM! What we didn't eat in Ohio we took with us when we went to Kentucky. My father-in-law used some of them to make homemade blueberry ice cream. Oh. My. Stars. It was SOOOO GOOOOOOOOOD!!!!! We sprinkled chocolate chips on top, and it was amazing. Definitely going to get that recipe!

*Side note: Instead of pointing out to you ALL the pictures where Elias is holding a Thomas toy in this vacation series, I'm going to challenge you to see if you can find any where he's NOT holding Thomas. I don't think there are going to be any, but pay attention and you might find one...*


Jan said...

The blueberry picking was a lot of fun. The boys were so funny eating everything they picked.

Jessica said...

Do you have the ice cream recipe? We still have two bags of blueberries in the freezer. I was thinking about making smoothies, but ice cream sounds like more fun.