I love to pick blueberries. I don't know why?
Maybe its the peacefulness of being in the outdoors.
Maybe is hearing those first few berries as they are hitting the bottom of my bucket.
Maybe its the accomplishment I get in picking a bush clean.
Maybe its just watching as my bucket gets full.
What ever it is I love to pick blueberries.
Luckily for me we have many places around our cottage to pick. Hubby and I get going before it gets to hot out. My FIL would scout out good spots for us to pick, before the picking season. When it was prime picking time, Hubby, my FIL and I would go out and pick for hours. My MIL would stay behind and watch my girls (I think she preferred that).
But times have changed. My dear MIL Cil, passed away over 7 yrs ago. My FIL's knees are bad so he hasn't picked with us for a couple of years. Even when my dad and Doreen (stepmom) came down, they would pick, but not for a few years.
Well this last weekend, Hubby and I took the quad and went a pick'n. It wasn't very good. I don't think we got enough rain this spring. We were out for about 1/2 hour and only got 8 cups. Not bad, but we have done way better.
We saw bear tracks. This is nothing new, we have even seen bears when we have gone picking. I have always said I would never give up my berries to a bear, I think hubby and FIL believe me too LOL.
This time not only was there a bear near by but all I heard was buzzing. There were hornets nests everywhere. I didn't see a nest but the buzzing was all around us. No matter where we went we heard the high pitched zzzzzz of them. Mind you I only saw a few hornets.
There were also a lot of black flies. They buzzed all around me, but didn't bite me. They sure got the best of hubby though.
I told him the bugs know my blood is bad, it has no nourishment for them LOL.
Hubby said, Ya they (the bugs) are going after the fat guy as they know he has lots of nourishment. LOL. What a jokester.
Hope you had a creative day today.
What have you done to make you feel proud?
1. Tidied up the house
2. Did some bookwork
3. Took my girls for lunch
4. Only had 2 cookies :)