Day 1140 | Blueberries Galore


Although we're all still reeling from the whirlwind day yesterday, we mustered the energy + motivation to hit the blueberry field today. 

I think blueberry picking might be the perfect berry to pick. Here's why:

  • There aren't prickers
  • The berries are easily accessible on the bush
  • The bushes are tall so there's not as much bending over (yay for less back pain!)
  • The boys are much more self-sufficient with blueberries because they can easily tell ripe vs. not ripe
  • They last longer. You can actually store them in the fridge for a few days before they start to soften. Fresh-picked strawberries, on the other hand, need to be attended to asap.
  • There's just nothing more delicious than fresh-off-the-bush blueberries. Based on the number the boys managed to consume, I think they agree.

Blueberry season just started around here. Go out and pick some yourself. You'll see!


2017 EC Summer Bucket List

  • Discover 3 new parks - TWO DONE
  • Take a pony ride at a festival - CHECK!
  • Weekend camping trip
  • Pick strawberries - CHECK!
  • Pick blueberries - CHECK!
  • Attend a city or county fair - CHECK!
  • Build a tree fort
  • Bike a city trail - CHECK!
  • Stay up past bedtime - CHECK!
  • Visit an animal shelter
  • Swim in three different pools - ONE DOWN
  • Play mini golf
  • Complete summer reading program at the library
  • Ride the mini steam train
  • Eat a s'more (Chase has requested one without the marshmallow) - CHECK!
  • Attend an Express game - CHECK!