There was one particular thing that I had on my summer bucket list . . . actually my life bucket list . . . to go berry-picking! When we moved into this house, we inherited some incredible raspberry bushes, so I have done my share of raspberry picking in my own backyard. But I had never gone to a "U-Pick" farm. Being in lush Pennsylvania, I knew such farms were around, but when I did online searches several times this summer, all I found was outdated information. Finally, when I started calling around on Saturday, I found a farm that was open for its last weekend of blueberry picking!
They made it clear to me on the phone that it was going to be slim pickings, so I brought some small containers and imagined foraging through on our hands and knees to find leftover berries. I didn't imagine we would find FULL bushes! :)
Nolan and Ephraim immediately got to picking, and they both LOVED it!
Ephraim found a doggie to chase. . . :)
It was sunny and in the mid-eighties, so the boys got some cute pink cheeks!
We picked 5 pounds for only $6.25! I wish we could have stayed longer and picked enough to last the whole winter. :)
I've already made blueberry pancakes and blueberry zucchini bread (and I've been snacking on them all weekend). Yum!
I'm so glad we crossed off berry picking from my summer bucket list. I can tell that it's a memory Nolan will hang on to for a long time, if not forever. I was a city girl growing up and didn't get to do outdoorsy things like this. I love that I am able to now, and it makes me fall a little bit more in love with Pennsylvania. We can't wait to go as a family again next summer! :)