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.