Saturday, July 31, 2010

Berries!


The wild blueberries are ripe!  Time to harvest!  It's too bad that ours are this big...


and we only get one or two per plant.  In a way though it makes them really special and we all, chickens included, race to see who can find them first.  The plants like to position themselves at the base of larger trees so it's not uncommon to find us all wandering from tree to tree looking for treats.

I pulled out our old ice cream maker last weekend and made vanilla ice cream with honey...(local, and delicious honey, from Sapsucker Farms here in Minnesota to be exact).  It was so good that I'm planning to make more this weekend for our Sunday barbecue.  Maybe if we gather up all the tiny blueberries, red raspberries, blackberries, and juneberries that are ripe, we can have a berry medley ice cream!  Tiny berry medley, but a medley nonetheless.

Now that sounds goooooood.

Wishing you all a great weekend.  Enjoy!

6 comments:

Kar said...

I really need to get a ice cream maker. Sounds like yours is really yummy!

t does wool said...

first...love the new set up,Lisa...
second...I envy those wild blueberries of yours ;))...enjoy!

Michelle said...

yummy :)

Margie Oomen said...

i would love to make gelato with fresh berries
hmmmm

Twyla Gariepy said...

i am getting about the same amount of blueberries as you. disheartening isn't it. I purchased a couple plants three years ago, they haven't grown by more than two leaves a year and this year it had all of two flowers on (only one bloomed). Time to head to the river to get some more wild plants.

Philontilt said...

Sorry about your blueberries, but that photo is pretty funny. How are your raspberries doing? We have a bunch, if you want some.

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