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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer Blessings In Our Bucket

Summer Blessings In Our Bucket
We've had a fun week-long visit with one of my sisters (I have 3) and her daughter, to be followed by another cousin visiting next week.  Visitors are such positive motivation to enjoy things in our area that we don't always appreciate or take the time to do. It's also been an adventure to discover new things to do with multiple children on a limited budget!
This "U-Pick" Blueberry Farm was a highlight to our week...
We donned straw hats and grabbed some buckets to pick blueberries!  
I'm not sure what I expected but I didn't realize that blueberries grew on a small sized shrub!
The plants were the perfect size for little ones to pick...
It was an ideal activity for toddlers...Age 2 and 3 had a blueberry blast!  It's so nice to find an activity where all ages can participate.
Princess was on a mission to fill her bucket with the bluest berries...
Superboy liked to find the perfect bush with the most berries...
It's always fun to eat while you work!
Can you tell it got hot?
It sure made us appreciate all of the workers who pick our fruits and vegetables so we can walk into a grocery store or fruit stand and buy what we need with such EASE!
It made us appreciate all of the blessings in our bucket:)
Don't these look fresh and delicious?
It was a great sense of accomplishment when you work for something you eat...
I love fun family activities that teach good lessons at the same time!
If you've never done it, try googling U-pick farms in your area...You never know what blessings you may find in your bucket!


  1. what a fun activity. Good thing you all wore sun hats. You can really understand those laborers who toil in the hot sun every day. I've heard of strawberry picking farms but not blueberry farms. the kiddos probably had stained little fingers when they were done. :)

  2. We love picking blueberries! We try to do it every year and it is a fun activity that all the kids can do :)

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  4. Sorry about the deleted comment. We have gone strawberry picking in the past. Blueberries, though, are my favorite! +JMJ+

  5. Yum, looks so delicious. You are lucky your blueberries are already in season, we have to wait at least another month here.

  6. You know, we have never gone blueberry picking :( The straw hats the kids are wearing just make the pictures even more adorable. Glad your weather has shaped up and enjoy those other visitors.


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