Last week, I received an email from an orchard where we have picked blueberries in the past. It was opening for the season last Friday. I asked Hubby if he wanted to go pick berries and he said yes. He is a berry picking boy!
We got up Saturday morning and dropped Hubby's car at the tire place to have them repair a tire that had a slow leak, then headed out. The orchard is exactly and hour and a half away and it was a lovely drive. Hubby loves to drive anywhere and I love riding, so it was really nice. We chatted and listened to tunes all the way.
We got to the orchard a little before noon and headed out to pick. Yes...next time we will go earlier. It was a beautiful day and the sun was out.....and it was HOT. Hubby loves, loves, loves the heat. I do not. But, I asked Hubby to go pick, so I had to pick, too. LOL!
Blueberries are super easy to pick, so it went pretty quick. After about an hour and a half, we had a large bucket full and I needed a break. I went back and sat in the car that we had parked in the shade, drank some water and cooled off with a wet towel. I did NOT turn on the AC as I know it would feel good but would make it harder to go back out in the field. After 15 or 20 minutes, I headed back out, taking my wet towel with me. It was a little cooler with a wet towel around my neck.
I picked for another 1/2 hour, but then that was all I could take, so stopped around 2:30. Hubby never needed a break. He is a hardy boy. We had decided to head back by 3:00, to make sure we got to the tire place by 5 to pick up his car.
Hubby headed out of the field right at 3:00. We sat and visited with the lady that owns the orchard and she weighed our berries. We picked 27 lbs! We did GOOD! At $2/lb, they were quite a bargain, I think.
We headed back to town, picked up the car, picked up some dinner and headed home. It was a wonderful day trip for us and I now have a load of blueberries in the freezer. I am ready for jam making or baking or just eating. Yum!
Yesterday, I just cleaned and prepped berries for the freezer, ran some over to my bf's mom and ran a few errands. Today I have a day off, just because. I think we are going to go eat pizza buffet for lunch. I am having a great long weekend!
Happy Monday, all! Oh, and today is my parents' 56th anniversary! Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad!