Friday, August 9, 2013

Blueberry Picking!

Last weekend, my mom and I headed out to Carnation do to some blueberry picking at Blue Dog Farm. We thought we had picked the perfect day for it, too; it was cool, but not cold, overcast but not rainy. So I opted to leave my rain gear and coat at home.

Well, turns out we had misjudged the weather for the day. We were driving through Sammamish, about 10 minutes out from the farm, when all of a sudden, total downpour! Once we got to the farm we sat in the car a good 15 minutes trying to figure out what we wanted to do. Yea, it's just rain, but someone (ahem, me) came real ill equipped for the weather.

After sitting for a while, the rain started to let up, and we decided to make a go of it! So I borrowed my mama's rain coat and we picked away!

The fields were gorgeous and full to the brim with berries. We spent a good hour or two picking berries, and when we were done we had about 7 pounds of blueberries between the two of us and were soaked to the bone! I could literally squeeze water out of my shoes.

After we finished up at the farm, we had a nice lunch at a diner counter and then spent some time in my favorite craft store that we used to visit all the time when I was a kid.

It was a lovely afternoon with my mama (who's the cutest, right?), and I'm looking forward to sharing some delicious blueberry recipes with you next week!

Til next time!

-Becca
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38 comments:

  1. I love going picking for fresh fruits and veggies but it has been much too long since I've done so. It looks like you and your mom had a blast. I look forward to what you made with those blueberries.

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    1. It's so fun! Be sure to check back next week. I'll have a tasty recipe going up on Tuesday!

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  2. I've been wanting to do this so bad!! Lucky you! Better start looking for a blueberry farm near me. Nice pictures!
    :) Liz @ www.rusticpeach.com

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    1. Thanks, Liz! I hope you can find a spot to go picking!

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  3. that's A LOT of berries! seems like such a fun thing to do with your mama :)

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    1. They've gone faster than I thought they would. I'm almost out now, but I'm hoping I can still get one more little recipe done before I eat them all by the hand full!

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  4. i'm jealous! looks so fun and all those delicious blueberries... yum!!!

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    1. Thanks! It was definitely a blast!

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  5. So jealous! I need to find one of these U-Pick places around here! Gorgeous photos and you have me really craving some blueberries now!
    Jessi
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    1. Thanks, Jessi! I hope you can find a good spot for u-picking!

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  6. I haven't gone blueberry picking since I was a kid, but this post is definitely bringing me some fond memories! I'm so glad you had a fun time!

    Xo, Hannah

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    1. I love that this post brought back some nice memories for you! Berry picking is such a blast!

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  7. yum yum!!! I totally overdosed on blueberries this summer. You just can't beat fresh picked ones!

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    1. You really can't! I pretty much go overboard on all the summer fruit. It's my favorite!

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  8. Cute blog, cute post, cute girl! I just found your blog through a comment on a post over at Selective Potential. Glad I did! Followed you on Bloglovin' too. Can't wait to see more great posts from :) Would appreciate if you had a second to check out my blog as well!

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    1. I'm so glad you found my blog and really appreciate all the sweet things you have to say about it! I'll be sure to check yours out, too!

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  9. Gosh, this is just the cutest! You took some great pictures, really lovely! It looks like you had a lot of fun. And can I just say you and your mum are beautiful! xx

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    1. Thank you so much! Isn't she pretty?

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  10. Good thing it stopped raining and you got to pick these berries! I love blueberry/strawberry/apple picking :) It's just so fun! these pictures are so cute, everything looks awesome!

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    1. Fruit picking is so fun! Thank you so much, Mouna!

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  11. I'm continually impressed with your beautiful photography!
    And your mama is the cutest. Give her a hug from me. <3

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    1. You are too sweet, Joy! I'll be sure to hug her for you next time I see her!

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  12. Wow, look at that view (the photo of your mom, in the background)! It looks amazing and the Blueberries looks delicious. I actually never tried those, but I'd love to try it out :)

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    1. Right? Washington is too gorgeous. I spent the weekend in a spot somewhat near that berry farm and was just continually blown away by how amazing my surroundings were. I hope you can try them sometime. Blueberries are delicious!

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  13. Wow. Those are the biggest blueberry bushes I have ever seen! Where I come from you have to be on your knees to pick them up! :/

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    1. Aren't they huge? I was totally expecting to have to kneel down. I didn't know they came that big!

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  14. That's one thing I miss about living in Oregon- all the fresh berries! When I go visit during the summer I eat them by the flat-full :) Looks like a fun day with your mom!

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    1. We definitely have a bountiful berries in the northwest! Hopefully you can find some good spots to get lots of berries where you are now, too!

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  15. I simply must go blueberry picking! I love them, and the season is almost gone. Boo...

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  16. beautiful post!
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  17. That sounds like so much fun! I'm sure they were the tastiest blueberries ever eaten too, right?!

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  18. oh my gosh, how fun! i have been wanting to go blueberry picking for sometime now, no where close to my whereabouts is a place to pick them though! i would love to bake some muffins with the picked berries!

    lindsey louise

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    1. It was such a blast! I wanted to bake muffins, too, but I got caught up making a crisp and eating them by the handful, so I didn't have enough left... :(

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