Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bleautiful Blueblerries!

Our domestic blueberries started ripening early this year and are still going strong.

Hubby and I ran (literally) out to the patch to harvest ripe ones before the rain-hit-which-never-hit late Monday and came back in with this tip-topped-off quart.

Like the tomatoes, these lovely little berries are becoming tastier as the season goes on. M-m-m-m!

11 comments:

Erin said...

Oh you little punster! They look gorgeous! I've been meaning to ask you ... we are thinking of a winter visit and I have been surfing a few places but wanted to know if there is a particular resort/cabin place that you would personally recommend? We have the dogs with us so that kind of limits us. I'll probably shoot you an email with our choices and see if you would recommend one over the other! (This of course is dependent on my husband returning from deployment on time!) I want to make double-triple sure he is ready for our MN winters before we start talking land purchases, although he has lived in Alaska so I'm sure he'll love it as much as I do (of course nobody loves Feb & March LOL

Susan said...

They certainly are bleutiful! Ours have pretty much faded with the summer, although I think I can sneak up to my "special secret source" for one last picking. Has your heat subsided?

jane said...

A quart of blueberries is always a victory, because it shows somehow you were able to beat the birds.

Kaytee said...

They look yummy! I love blueberries, and this is why I'm purchasing two bushes tomorrow. All I want to be able to do is like you, just go out into the yard and pick them!

Yart said...

I am so jealous. My bushes won't be ready for 2 more years!

Patty said...

Those do look delish! One of these days I hope to have some too.

Mama Pea said...

Erin - I love February and March! Quiltin' time!

I'm sending you an e-mail . . .

Susan - You DO have a "special secret source," don't you! ;o)

For about the last week, once the sun goes down (even if it has been hot, hot during the day), the temp plummets (50/60-ish) and sleeping has been snuggly again. Love it. Yesterday and today have only gotten into the high 60s but we're forecast into the 80s again for the weekend. So, yes, the hot, humid day after day weather has broken. Whew!

jane - Ya know, we've never been bothered by birds stealing our blueberries. How luck is that?

Kaytee - People have asked why we go to the trouble to grow blueberries in our yard when there are so many wild ones up here. It's exactly as you say! I want to be able to go out into the yard and pick them when I want them! (Plus, there are no BEARS to share them with in our yard!)

Yart - I know! That's the bummer with blueberry bushes . . . that agonizing wait!!

Patty - The bushes also look so pretty in the fall when the leaves turn a vivid red! Some of ours are already starting to turn even though there are still lots of unripe berries which I sure hope get a chance to mature.

The Apple Pie Gal said...

What we get in Tomatoes, you make up for in berries! Ours have been long gone and you just keep on truckin!

Mama Pea said...

Apple Pie Gal - In a perfect world, all of us crazy gardeners would live within 5 miles of each other. Then I could say: I'll give you a quart of fresh picked blueberries for 6 of your luscious tomaters. Deal?

Stephanie said...

I don't like blueberries, but have to say, that is a gorgeous color!

Mama Pea said...

Stephanie - You don't like blueberries!!? (That's okay, each to his own. We have a friend whose stomach almost turns just THINKING of strawberries.)

I agree about the color . . . but I think they should more correctly be called indigo berries, don't you?