Thursday, October 23, 2008

Photostory Friday.....feeling blue about my berries

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


My last little bit of summer is gone. We spent so much time picking these blueberries. Grabbing a bucket, we would head out to the bushes. My father-in-law planted them when they first moved into their home. There are several varieties so they ripen at different times. I think Livi ate as many as she picked. You could tell when her little belly would get full, because then the bucket would start to get full!



We picked these blueberries while we shacked up with my in-laws while we were in transition from Texas to Kentucky. We have savored these for as long as we can. We made blueberry-yogurt muffins. Husband makes Livi blueberry pancakes every Sunday. We sprinkle them on cereal. But they are gone.....oh well. We now live close enough to go next summer and pick twice as many...no, wait...if two gallon baggies only lasted three months, then I will need 8 bags. Dang, that is a lot of picking! But so worth it to have fresh berries all year long.

**the baggies were only half full....so technically it was only a gallon***

Happy Thursday, y'all. So what is your favorite thing to make with blueberries?

29 comments:

MomOf3 said...

You can never go wrong with blueberry pancakes! Yum! Neat picture - and I bet you all have a great time picking the berries! :)

Janet said...

flavored vodka :-)

Kellan said...

Yes - the last of summer - the last of the tomatoes and berries!

Take care - Kellan

Chris said...

Blueberry waffles, hands down! It's tough to watch those last little bits of summer go away -- though I'm glad I don't have to mow the grass anymore.

Cecily R said...

You need to check out this book...your post INSTANTLY reminded me of it...and it brought back a flood of happy memories from when I was a kid. :)

http://www.amazon.com/Blueberries-Sal-UNABRIDGED-Audio-CD/dp/1402585721/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1224816799&sr=8-2

Cecily R said...

You need to check out this book...your post INSTANTLY reminded me of it...and it brought back a flood of happy memories from when I was a kid. :)

http://www.amazon.com/Blueberries-Sal-UNABRIDGED-Audio-CD/dp/1402585721/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1224816799&sr=8-2

Cecily R said...

Oh and I pick muffins...yummmmm blueberry muffins sound so good right now!!

P.S. Sorry for my duplicate comment!!

Moi said...

your ode to blueberries here :D reminded moi of the movie "my blueberry nights" have you seen it ?? jude law, norah jones, Natalie portman......etc...it's kinda sweet though my husband was turned off my the cheesy title...... :)

regarding Galena......I did not have a fav. shop as such though there were several antique shops there......most of them were way too expensive for them to be a fav. really!!!! :DDD but my husband had this one shop he totally appreciated coz they had this "Men's time out" room where husbands could watch TV and drink beer while their wives shop till drop!!!!!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

beautiful berries - mine are all frozen and mushy!

Indrani said...

You make crave for some. :)

Corey~living and loving said...

oh yum.....I fear a gallon would only last us a month, tops. Sugar is a blueberry fanatic. :)
happy PSF!

Weeksie50 said...

Wow, I am so craving some blueberry pancakes right now.. um, at 12:37 am. Thanks..lol.

megz_mum said...

Oh yummie! We rarely have blueberries, they are only on the shelves for a short period of time, and then they are usually sooo expensive.
Love them!

gina said...

We went through our blueberries as fast as we got them. I never thought to frezze them.

CrackerJacks said...

I love Blueberries! Muffins and pancakes have to be my favorite but I also love them in chocolate! MMMmm!

Monogram Queen said...

I still have a bag of blueberries in the Fridge I don't even know if they are still good (they "look" good). I'm ducking so you don't throw anything at me tommie at such waste!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Mmmm blueberries! I'm not picky when it comes to fruit. :) I like it all.

TavoLini said...

oh yum--I love blueberries! I make smoothies with them most often, but I also love pancakes and waffles, and just eating them plain like Livi!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh those are SO beautiful! I can eat blueberries in ANYTHING (from ice cream to pie to cereal to pancakes).

And smoothies, oh they are THE BEST.

Cindy said...

PIE. We ate so many blueberry pies this summer.

My berries have been gone for a while (we have just one bush), but the leaves are now turning the most beautiful fall colors. In the land of redwoods and oaks, we take any fall color we can get.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

yum! But if I can choose, I pick huckleberries over blueberries

Ashlee and Carey said...

I used to go to Michigan every summer and bring home 5 pounds of blueberries that we had picked! They tasted so good and usually lasted around 8 months! What I wouldn't give for some freshly picked blueberries! I won't eat them any other way!

Deb said...

i know... next week is the last wednesday of our weekly local farmers market. makes me sad.

Fleur de Lisa said...

Blueberry strudel! My fave and Ian's too. :)

I put them on a jelly roll pan, freeze them and then put them in a seal-a-meal bag. I always run out too before the season comes again.

Jennifer said...

Yummy! They look delicious! I love blueberry muffins! I've never heard of Blueberry-yogurt muffins, but they sound good!

Susie said...

Babies! I swear to God a friend of mine told me that hubby whoo has to eat tons of blueberries to strengthen and speed up the swimmers!
OK, TMI, I know, but since I'm a little farther up north we are sticking to blueberry naked juice stuff.
ANYWAY, great PSF! I love all things blueberry!

CC said...

Blueberry jam is what I make when I have tons of blueberries. I miss them already :( :(

Anonymous said...

We have two blueberry bushes, but they were not producing very well. So this fall we transplanted them to a new location that has plenty of fertilizer from our horses! Hopefully we will be more successful next year!

On a limb with Claudia said...

sigh. This happened to us with the last frost. I covered our soybeans and our basil but the winds were so ferocious that the covers blew off. Now everything dead. Such a sad moment.

But spring will come again!