Last weekend, I went blueberry picking for the first time! I heard that June & July was blueberry season, so I wanted to try my hand at picking my own at Blueberry Hill Farms.
So here’s what I discovered:
Almost all of the bushes were picked clean! I warned my dad against coming too late in the month after everyone else has already taken their pick. So here’s a tip: arrive sooner! Like the first week of July!
While the number of blueberries was not abundant, we managed to find a few stragglers.
After about 10 minutes out in the field, my dad asked if we were ready to go. Um, no?? He thought the berries were too small and not worth picking. But since this was my brother’s and my first time, we were determined to stay!
So out under the hot Texas sun we go (as he waited for us inside the air-conditioned country shop, lol).
We hunted mostly in the back of the fields where we hoped people were too lazy to walk to.
And we were right, that’s where we found most of the leftover berries. But they were nestled deep in the bushes or close to the ground. Well, as they say, no pain no gain. Except for when the early bird gets the worm. That’ll be me next time!
After about 45 minutes, we got tired of the heat (mainly, I got tired of my sweat dripping into my bucket haha) and called it quits.
I have a feeling that at the beginning of the season, those bushes would be covered with blueberries. Forget reaching through scratchy branches and stooping down to pick a handful of berries; next time I’m coming earlier to rake it all in! Bwahahaha!
My favorite part was drinking a refreshing glass of blueberry lemonade before the long drive home. And eating the freshly picked berries. The fruits of my labor have never tasted so sweet! 🙂
Have you ever been fruit picking? What’s your favorite season?
Thanks for reading!