Wednesday, June 23, 2010

feeling the blues...

the blueberry blues, that is!!!


this past sunday, on a complete whim...the price family decided to go pick some blueberries. picking fruit was one of our favorite things to do in the blue ridge mountains of virginia...and i suppose we were feeling a bit nostalgic! we knew that about 4/5ths of our family was not going to survive the scorching summer heat of louisiana so we decided to go out in the evening!

not many blueberry farms are open on sundays...but poverty hollow farm in oil city was open for business until dark so we gave it a try! i was so happy to find out that the only thing sprayed on the precious blue fruit is rainwater...which meant VERY happy price girls...the best part of picking your own is the grazing that accompanies it!!!

what we didn't account for were the massive amounts of chiggers that we would later find out had made a fantastic feast of my family...namely the mommy in the family. i suppose all the itching is worth it in the long run because we really did have fun...but man, these bites are NO fun!

anyway, the farm was very peaceful and the picking was good. we were able to score over 9 pounds of blueberries for only $5! what a deal...and they are SOOOOOO good! the sweet little man even gave me a dozen fresh eggs for free! i will have bags and bags in my freezer...anyone with good blueberry recipes...please share!!!!!

it was a fun way to spend the evening on father's day...even though daddy was still a bit warm! as much as i tried, no one was really in the mood to take group pics...but i was able to snap some of the girls when they didn't know it!!!








we were invited back to fish in their pond and even pick some purple hull peas and squash! i love these times spent with my family...

and on this particular evening...

the only thing feeling blue...

were the blueberries!!!!

3 comments:

Dayne said...

OH MY GOSH.........THE PICTURES OF THE FAMILY ARE FABULOUS AND PRECIOUS AS ALWAYS!!!! I WANT TO SEE THE FULL PHOTO ALBUM! LOVE, MOM AND HONEY

Nora Greer said...

You are brave but you give me motivation! I've been wanting to go the last 2 weekends but just couldn't bring myself to load up all my people and go in this heat! Looks totally worth it though!

Lori @ The Davidson Den said...

Wow! What a STEAL!!!!! Organic blueberries for literal pennies. You did gOoD!!!!! PLUS great pics. Sounds like a place the Davidsons might like to visit with you guys when we come! :)