Yesterday morning, Katie, Michael and I went blueberry picking at a local farm with some friends. We tried to get out there early to avoid the ridiculous heat and humidity that is the definition of a Southern summer. We got there a little after 9:00 and headed out to pick some.
The field was pretty big and we were given our own row to pick them in. The row went down at least a 1/4 mile. We all spread out and the kids picked up some good berries. Michael and his friend went to the end of the row and were having a contest to see who could pick the most blueberries. They were so busy talking about who would pick more that they didn't end up picking very many at all.
Katie rode in the backpack carrier and was content as she could be. I would pick berries and hand them up to her to eat. This made her very happy! She even tried to pick some berries off of the taller bushes. Having her in the pack kept me from having to run up and down the rows chasing her.
It was so much fun and I think we may go again before the season is over. The berries were so fresh and sweet. We plan to make a cake today and then will most likely eat the rest of the berries as a snack.
I only took a few pictures since I had two kids and was trying to pick the berries. Here is one of Michael picking and one of the finished product: