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Yay – Blueberries

July 30th, 2015

I love blueberries, love, love, love them! We always had blueberry bushes growing up and always picked buckets and buckets of them to freeze and enjoy all winter long. Back in Ohio, blueberry bushes were some of the first things we planted in our garden. Luckily, we have a couple blueberry bushes here, only one produces fruit. They all need moved to a better spot, hopefully that will happen this fall.
When it comes to blueberries, I prefer the high bush over the low bush. I like the sourness that they have, they seem more well-rounded in flavor than the low bush, which just seem sweet to me. The low bush are great for baking though, their small size makes the perfect for pancakes, scones, and muffins. We have a big patch of wild low bush berries as well, I just need to get a rake to harvest them.

Do you like blueberries? Do you grow them in your garden? Do you have a preference between high bush or low bush?

Picking Blueberries

July 22nd, 2008

We LOVE blueberries. We eat blueberry pancakes, muffins, syrup, and cobbler all year long. We planted our own blueberry bushes this year, but they’re not producing yet. So we went to our local You-Pick farm (Spring Hill Farm in Carroll County, Ohio). We were at the farm for about an hour and we picked 27 pounds of blueberries to freeze for winter eating.

The blueberries were HUGE this year due to all the rain we’ve had this spring.

We love their blueberries, but we’re really looking forward to the day when we can pick them in our own back yard.

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.