Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Wild Blueberries are Coming

Well, sort of. Remember last year? My best guess as to what happened is that the power company put herbicide under the high tension wires. Which makes no sense to me because there were absolutely no access issues with regards to getting to the lines. Yesterday, I got off work and went straight there with the intention of just seeing if everything was coming back or not. Some of the bushes are starting to grow back, but it'll be years before it's like it was. That is, if they don't get killed off again. So I wandered around for 2.5 hours, finding areas where there were some bushes that hadn't died off. I managed to find a pint of basically ripe berries in that time. It's early in the season, so we'll head back there again (hopefully after the heat wave is over) and see if we can't get at least 3 more pints so I can make a batch of jam. I don't think I'll be able to get extra to freeze. We used to get 8 pints in 4 hours with 2 adults and 2 kids picking. They're just not that plentiful there anymore.

Just as an aside, I don't usually comment on things outside my own hobby here, but this is the strangest thing I've ever seen: Occult Jam. I don't even really know what to say about it other than that it's strange. And doesn't appeal to me in the slightest.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Donna, I found a place with lots of wild blueberries this spring. I can tell you where it was offline ;-)

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