9/01/2007

Farmer Joe

Today I channeled the hick side of me. I went and milked blueberries. What? You say you've never heard of milking blueberries? Well that is because I just made up the term. It is super late in the blueberry season. In fact the last day the farm was open. So all the good berries are low on the bushes because the top berries are fried. So you have to squat like you're milking a cow and then you just run your hand down the clump of berries and they fall into the bucket. Wallah, milking blueberries. Very fun, but hard on the joints. I guess I'm getting old.

After I left Blueberry Hill(clever aren't they). I drove over to the apple farm and picked up some fresh picked honey crisp apples and a couple heirloom tomatoes. mmmm!

Then I got a call from Darilyn saying she had some tomatoes from her garden for me so of course I drove right over. While I was there I weaseled some fresh picked green beans out of her.

My kitchen counter looks beautiful with all my farm fresh produce sprawled across the top.

10 comments:

Bridget said...

oh, yum. there's nothing better then fresh garden or farm produced fruits and vegies. enjoy!

ducklips said...

that sounds so good. I am sitting here eating chex mix. All brown, but still good.

sheri said...

I'm so jealous. I would love fresh produce!

Merilee said...

Be jealous Arizonians, be very jealous.

Darilyn said...

I love the "milking blueberries" term. It is so appropriate. Sounds like you had a fun day.

megan said...

i find as i am getting older that the hick side of me wants to come out more often. I want to be a country girl now, where before I don't know if I appreciated it all that much. Honestly I don't know how country i actually am, but I would like to think I can pull some things off

Tomallama said...

Ah... the way life is supposed to be! Even if I have to wait 'til I retire, I will grow all my own fruits and vegetables. I will!

Jodi said...

Fresh fruit and veggies...YUM :)
"Milking blueberries"...you described it perfectly! I get it!

MLL said...

I'm so happy to have a garden, but to have fresh blueberries...ah, heaven. I am so addicted to them that I 'accidently' bought 10 pounds of frozen blueberries (forgot i had the first 5 pounds) so now Kevin has to make his blueberry muffin recipe once a week to use them up before we leave :)

jaust.me said...

Oh no, you be jealous of us when we have fresh veggies in february!