Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Blueberries


We spent this morning picking blueberries at a farm north of Fort Wayne with a few friends. By the time we left, our family had picked 23.7 pounds of blueberries.


It was a beautiful morning, starting off cloudy but clearing up by the time we got out in the field. The sun made it pretty warm out there, especially since the large bushes cut off any breezes. We were all a little relieved when the clouds rolled back in around 10:00.


I had never picked blueberries before, and really enjoyed my first trip out. I figured out that I could park myself in the middle of a bush and be within arms-length of hundreds of berries. Of course, I questioned my tactics after running into this guy:

4 comments:

Rachel said...

Please tell me you screamed like a girl... because I would have, and I'm significantly bigger than you...

Bethany said...

I very definitely screamed AND jumped backward across the path. Andrew is still making fun of me for it, but that was NOT a small snake and my hand was disturbingly close to the beast when I first saw it move.

Melynda Hoffman said...

The way Brooke was talking about it I thought it was some little skinny thing...

YIKES!!!

gra said...

I'm impressed that you're up and about! I hate to think what I would have done. What was he doing up in a bush anyway? Isn't he supposed to be slithering around on his belly?