Friday, July 15, 2011

Berry Picking

One of the great things about summer is all the fresh fruit and veggies that are coming into season seemingly every day. This week, we took the kids berry picking. First, we went to pick blackberries out in Alamance County, north of Burlington.

This farm grows 7 varieties of blackberries, each quite different from the last. Some were sweet and some were tart; some had thorns and some didn't. After tasting each of them, we decided we liked the "Chester" variety the best, so we spent most of our time picking that particular row.

Each of the kids got into the act, including Ezra, though he mostly picked red ones...

The very next day, Rebecca took the kids blueberry picking. Sadly, they weren't quite in season yet, so they were pretty tart, but they did manage to pick a few. We will be going to pick more in a couple of weeks.

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