Thursday, July 9, 2009
Blueberries For Us
We've been doing a lot of berry picking. Here's our first trip to the blueberry patch this year. We've gone a couple more times and have also picked quite a few blackberries from the side of the road - gotta love free food. The freezer's looking nice.
Miah and Larkin are pretty good little berry pickers.
This dear one, however, was more interested in exploring and chatting with the other pickers. Now, I've never been a fan of putting your kid on a leash, but searching through the bushes for a 2-year-old is not the most effective way to fill a bucket with blueberries. So, Zahana had the privilege of being tied to me for a while.
Rohan kept close and ate plenty of blueberries . . .
. . . and picked plenty of green ones.
When he was tired of that, he entertained himself by poking blueberries into his belly button.
Aunt Jessica, these are for you. Larkin said so.
Zahana survived and got a popsicle when it was over.
The rewards - can't stop eating them!
Here's a couple of sweet blueberry books to read while you enjoy your blueberries (or dream about them.)
Blueberries For Sal is one of my very favorites from when I was little.
Peter in Blueberry Land is a more recent find for me and equally charming.
I might check these out from the library even if I didn't have kids.