Hey guys! Are you sick of me talking about picking berries yet? CUZ I'M SURE NOT!
Saturday, my friend Hollis and I drove out to Duvall to do some blueberry picking at Cottage Gardens Blueberry Farm. I think Blueberry Forest would be more accurate! Unlike the neatly manicured rows I picked from last year, this place was full of huge, unruly blueberry bushes. You can see in some of the photos above how incredibly tall and close together they all were.
It would seem, I'm afraid, that I have a bit of a blueberry picking curse. Both times I've been blueberry picking, I've set out on a gorgeous sunny day, only to have it downpour. This year I got lucky in that the pouring happened before we arrived at the farm, but it was enough to soak the bushes, which meant that Hollis and I left the farm pretty soggy, especially since we were climbing under branches and pushing our way between rows to get to more berries!
At the end of the day, I picked about 4 pounds of blueberries, which will mostly be gobbled up by the handful. I did reserve some for a Blueberry Peach Pie that I cooked up yesterday. I'll be sharing the recipe either this week or next.
It was a really lovely day, and such a nice chance to get out of the city. Washington is really such a gorgeous state, and I love that a 30 minute drive can transport you to lush beautiful farm land. Maybe someday I'll even have some land for myself!
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