Monday, July 19, 2010

Good for a while

Growing up, my mom used to take us to a U-Pick blueberry farm every summer. It was hot, but it was fun.

Lately, I have been eating a lot of fruit. I didn't use to love blueberries that much - I like them IN things (muffins, pies, etc). But lately I've been buying 1-2 cartons every time I'm at HEB. And thinking, "Geez, I can't believe these little things are $2.50 each."

I looked into blueberry picking around Austin, but they were all "organic" and fairly pricey. Not a good option. Out of curiosity, I looked up the farm in Houston where our family used to go - $1.50 per pound.

Since we were in The Woodlands this past weekend for a wedding shower for Aaron and Karina, we decided we would go to Moorhead's Blueberry Farm. We took Hans' sister-in-law, Heather, and her daughter Katlyn.

It was just how I remembered it. Hot. But fun. I remember going a few years and having to really hunt for berries because the crop wasn't good. Not so this year. There were so many, and they were huge! I actually only did half a row of bushes, because that's all I needed to fill my bucket.

Katie lasted all of maybe 30 minutes. I'm kind of surprised she lasted that long. That's a lotta hot for a six year old. She and her mom went to wait it out in the shade and fans.

We came home with a load of almost 22 pounds! I washed them, bagged them, and they are now filling up our freezer. Yup, I think we're good on blueberries for a while.

1 comment:

  1. I was just telling Owen a few days ago about going to that blueberry farm every summer and how it was so fun and we'd come home with so many blueberries! Oh I'm so jealous that you got to go and now have 22 lbs in your freezer...I'm stuck buying the expensive ones at the grocery store :( That is so awesome that you went!! :)