Friday, July 22, 2011

Blueberry Picking

 One day last week I went to Glastonbury with a friend to pick blueberries.  Above are the buckets that you hang around your neck to use when picking ( so much easier to have both hands free to pick!) and the flats you put them in after.
 Needed the water when we came back in!
 Loading up the tractor for the ride out to the picking area.
 Some of the many bushes--all netted to keep out the birds & other critters--I have done this on a much smaller scale with cheesecloth & am actually getting some berries on my plants!

 A view of downtown Hartford from up on a hill on the farm.
 Beautiful, big blueberries!
 On the ride back to pay--I picked 6.6 pounds of berries!  Will be using them for a variety of things like muffins, bread, on waffles and, of course, for a batch of Jam!

1 comment:

Jackie said...

I came across a bag of blueberries in my freezer that must be a couple of years old. They look good still so I will be taking them out to thaw to add to yogurt. I love blueberries. They are at the top of the list for antioxidants so they are good for you too.