Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Berried

Late yesterday afternoon, Brian and I headed out to pick blueberries. Our destination farm was closed, so I called a client of Rick's who has let us pick in their commercial fields. She said we were welcome to pick and the timing was good; a crew of hand-pickers will be cleaning out what's ripe today. In an hour, Brian and I filled our containers with over 25 lbs. of big, fat, beautiful berries - stuffing ourselves in the process.

Rick stopped on his way home and picked two more bucketsful, another for us and one for sharing. While there, he learned that the farmer would be machine-picking marionberries that night - and he could come back and get some. So at 10:00 Rick drove over and picked up FIVE FLATS - the big field flats, not the dainty ones you get in the store - of marions, which of course needed to be dealt with before bed. I fell into bed at 1:00, Rick gave up and came to bed before 2:00. We are berry tired (but apparently, not too tired to pun - heh.)

That's it for now from . . .

12 comments:

Dr. Momi said...

You're gonna be busy...:-)

Doniene said...

Yum Yum,

Oh that I could have berries like that!! I would come help you if I could. "Berry" good times!!!

Blessings

thecrazysheeplady said...

Marionberries?

Nancy K. said...

Having just read yesterday's post, I have got to wonder: what the heck are you going to do with all of those berries??? You ARE only one woman! And I thought that the Yarn Harlet was an over-achiever...

;-)

seashells said...

yummmmmmm! Marionberries!

Michelle said...

Crazysheeplady, talk to Seashells. Dr. Momi and Nancy, they're dealt with! We eat very little jam or other preserves, so they all went in the freezer. We put them on cold cereal and in hot oatmeal, and make crisps and coffeecakes with them.

Gail V said...

and, what are marionberries? Do you pick those wild blackberries I saw all over the big parks we were in in OR? I was so wishing one could. And do you have salmonberries we saw on the Olympic peninsula? Edible?

Michelle said...

Gail, marionberries are a variety of cultivated blackberry, the most widely grown in Oregon. And yes, I have picked those wild blackberries; they are equally delicious but not as easy to access. We don't have salmonberries here on Boulderneigh; they like cool, damp forests. Yes, they are edible!

white_lilly said...

I am berry-jealous, I was going to say your marionberries look like our blackberries here in Australia. We normally get on the back of our utes and drive around our local properties and pick kilos of them and make jams, jellies, pies and syrups

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Jenny Holden said...

Nom nom nom :o)

Susan said...

What a coup! I have never heard of Marion berries before. They are lovely and look delish!

Leigh said...

You're buried in berries! What are you doing with all of them?