I went to my mom’s today to pick blueberries at a self-picking berry farm near her house. It was lots of fun! My kids loved berry picking! Besides having a great time as a family, I love for my kids to see where foods come from, how berries grow, and how berries are harvested. We have blueberry bushes in our yard but they are still small and the birds always beat us to the berries.
Picking Berries With Kids Is Part Of Making Special Memories
My grandmother is 96 so she didn’t tramp along the bushes with us but she watched from the porch and enjoyed the view of the of us picking berries ourselves. My grandmother and I are very much alike and we both love to be busy!
You can see she is giving my son instructions before he even gets off the porch! She still tells stories about my brother raspberry picking when he was a little boy. “He was eating the berries as fast as he could with one hand and swatting mosquitoes with the other.”
Can’t Get Enough Blueberries
My mom and daughter make a great berry picking pair. My mother insisted that I need twice as many berries as I thought was enough. “That’s enough,” I said to which she replied calmly and as if in agreement, “Yes. That’s not enough at all.”
Me with my mini-me and our buckets of blueberries. I love to make fresh blueberry pies. We freeze our extras and pull them out for blueberry pancakes and blueberry muffins throughout the year. They come out cheaper than at the supermarket and you get to pick only the best berries. Plus, berry picking is loads of fun for the whole family! We had the best time. Have you ever been to a berry farm? Do you have any picking stories you would like to share?
Pick Your Own Berries
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Fast Forward 11 years: We had fun picking blueberries together again. You can see the photo on Instagram!