200 year-old house on 25 rocky acres in high country upstate NY and SO many highbush blueberries!
Friday, July 15, 2011
It's Blueberry Season!
I went to visit the folks at the mountain house last weekend (friends of mine that are renting my homestead in the mountains). We hung out for a while, and they showed me that the blueberries near the house are starting to ripen. Then I showed them the blueberry hill, where there's a lifetime supply of berries if only they could all be picked in a month. We picked and picked and picked and picked, and I got to go home with the booty.
Now, these are wild highbush blueberries that have been unsullied by human contact for nigh on 20 years. The berries are small-ish. The bushes are tall-ish (as in it would be perfect if I were 8 feet tall). Two of us picked for maybe 1/2 an hour and the booty was something like 2 cups of berries, which doesn't seem like a lot.
But this morning I made blueberry pancakes and boy oh boy were they good! I'm going to make muffins with what's left and then invite myself back to their house to pick more!