Blueberry Pickin’

Checking things off of our 2012 Summer Bucket List. We went blueberry picking at Blue Harvest Farms in Bush, LA. This is the second year that we have gone to this farm, and it is wonderful.  Great fun with a great pay offs – buckets full of blueberries!

At the edge of the field is this sign. Big Sis wasn”t real thrilled about the warning. However, we did not see any of the listed creatures so she did okay

Grab a bucket and start pickin”

It took a while – the Man”s version of blueberry pickin” is three for him (pops it into his mouth) and one for the bucket. We finally finished and 4 buckets later we were ready to go. It was a hot day – 91 degrees in the field at 10am. Lots of water and lots of memories

At home, we researched blueberry recipes. The blueberry pound cake was yummy but didn”t look very pretty. I will try that one again and, hopefully, get the consistency right so all the blueberries don”t sink to the bottom 🙂

The blueberry cobbler – success!!!!  And easy! We love that. Grease the bottom of a 9X13 pan. Pour in blueberries. Mix yellow cake mix and one can of Sprite. Pour cake mix and Sprite of the blueberries. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes. YUMMY!!!!!

We also got a new ice cream maker. We were telling the girls about the old “hand-crank” ice cream makers. They didn”t believe that someone had to sit there and turn the handle the entire time. Wish we could find an old one and make it the old fashion way! The electric ones are great (and I do prefer them), but I would love to make one batch that we had to turn by hand. We have only made vanilla ice cream but plan on trying to make some blueberry ice cream soon.  The hot blueberry cobbler topped with ice cream was YUMMY!!!

Checking three things off of our 2012 Summer Bucket List was awesome.

  • Make tye die t-shirts
  • have a lemonade stand
  • go blueberry picking – DONE!
  • try new blueberry recipes – DONE! We have made blueberry pound cake and blueberry cobbler. Both were wonderful
  • Find, at least, 20 Mardi Gras dogs throughout the city and take pictures with each one
  • go bowling and learn how to keep score (okay, the learn how to keep score part wasn’t really approved by everyone)
  • play in the rain
  • play putt-putt
  • have a water balloon battle
  • make homemade ice cream – DONE! Got a new ice cream maker and have made homemade ice cream twice
  • go to Blue Bayou
  • paint pottery at Posh Paint
  • go to Cafe Du Monde for breakfast
  • drive to the most southern point of Louisiana
  • ride the Canal St Ferry to Algiers
  • go to the Satchmo SummerFest
  • watch fireworks from the levee
  • attend a Chick-fil-a grand opening event
  • go to a Zephyr’s game
  • go on a cruise
  • build sand castles
  • serve the Lord through serving together (unsure of what the exact activity will be)
  • do a high ropes course

Check out what other families are doing with their summer bucket list….

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6 Responses to Blueberry Pickin’

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  2. anna-marie says:

    The sign would have made me hesitate too:) I always thought blueberries bushes were lower to the ground. No blue berries here in the UK so we haven’t been able to pick them. We love them tho. Thanks for linking up on the Field trip hop. You blue berry recipes sound great:)

  3. That cobbler recipe is right up my alley–tasty but easy! Thanks for linking up over at Family Connections!

  4. That looks like so much fun and delicious too! YUM!

    Thanks so much for linking up at the Family Connections Blog Hop! We would ask that you kindly add a link back to the hop within your post, so that others can also participate. Thanks!

    Amy @ Missional Mama

  5. aurie says:

    Here in NJ we have signs telling us to look out for ticks and snakes. I would take that sign any day 🙂

    I’m hoping we can go fruit picking soon – it’s been so wet here that many of the fruit plants have molded.

    Thanks so much for linking up with the Summer Connections blog hop!

  6. Lisa W. says:

    What a great yield! The sign may have stopped me in my tracks. Snakes AND spiders? Ack! I love that one trip accomplished much for your summer bucket list.

    Thanks for joining in the Family Connections link-up!

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