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Berry picking

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Yesterday I went to the local produce farm and picked strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. It is unusual for all these berries to be ripe at the same time, but all the crops are out of whack this year. They are at least a month early.

This was the first morning to pick blueberries. The berries were big and the bushes were loaded!

Picking strawberries was not in the plan, because my back and legs were so sore last year after picking. The strawberries yesterday looked really good, plus tomorrow is Dad's birthday and he loves strawberry pie. So, I gave in to temptation and tried to be sensible. It was a good decision.

At the very end, it was time to try for a few raspberries. The crop doesn't look to be very good this year and it was the very beginning of the season, so the picking was slim. We ate all the raspberries last night, so there isn't a picture, but they were delicious!

My back is sore today, but not bad. It was such a pleasant time with beautiful weather and everyone having such fun. I will probably go back for more blueberries in the next two weeks. What a great way to move around and end up with delicious fruit! Yum!
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    2125 days ago
    Nice blog Kitty!
    2168 days ago
    Where do you live?
    It's been so rainy here in RI-
    I wonder how our berries are doing!
    2176 days ago
    I love all berries, I have some blackberry and strawberry plants in my yard, not a lot but enough to add to cereal
    2176 days ago
    What beautiful pictures! You certainly had a "fruit-full" time!

    It's good exercise too.
    2177 days ago
    Strawberries are done here and blueberries and raspberries are just starting to turn. Love them all and can't wait for them. We have a red raspberry patch and 3 tiny blueberry bushes on our property that have a few berries on them this year. What fun to walk out back and pick those fresh berries for morning cereal or an evening treat with whipped cream and pound cake. UMMMM! Thanks for the beautiful pictures.
    2177 days ago
    I can hardly wait for berry season here! Strawberries are first for us and than rapsberries and in late August is blueberries. Never all at once here! ;-)
    2177 days ago
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