Violet, You’re Turning Violet, Violet!

Oh, to meet your demise with a blueberry dessert piece of bubblegum. It’s felt like that around here this summer, all thanks to our friend Kelly who turned us on to Moorhead’s Blueberry Farm. It’s about a 45 minute drive outside of Houston, but worth every mile.

So worth it, that we’ve been three times this season. I think (if I remember correctly) we’ve picked a total of about twelve pounds of blueberries. Marion probably ate about six pounds while we were out picking.

Moorhead is great for several reasons, one of the top being that they don’t use pesticides on their berries, so they’re safe for the littles to eat right of the bushes. There’s no better way to keep a toddler occupied for an hour at a time by giving them free reign to all the blueberries they can handle!

I took the camera each time we went picking, but I was pretty focused on filling my bucket, so there’s a mix of iPhone photos and camera photos from our three trips.

Marion’s first blueberry bucket

Really, is there anything cuter than an army of toddlers toting gallon sized buckets?

The look of delight on her face says it all.

Our first trip was at the start of the season, so the picking wasn’t so great, especially with littles in two. We left that day with about 2.5 lbs I think.

Our next trip up, with Megan and Tracey, went a lot better! As evidenced by this sucker the size of my thumbnail

Megan went back and got the girls their own buckets, thinking maybe they could “help.” Marion just transferred berries from my bucket to hers, sat down, and ate them. Some help.

Nom nom nom

Doesn’t get any fresher than that

Megan and Tracey

It’s hard to make forward progress when all your work is being eaten.

Our “helper” elves

One of the most toddler friendly things about blueberry bushes is that the ripe berries really just fall off into your hand. The not so ripe berries take work to get off the branches, so you don’t really have to worry about them eating too many unripe berries.

Showing Tracey how it’s done

Our much better almost five pound bounty from that trip.

Blueberry picking is exhausting!

And no pictures from our third trip out with Kelly and Leo. We were there to do some serious picking and came home with a little over five pounds.

So what do you do with almost twelve pounds of blueberries?

You help make delicious blueberry muffins

Nothing like a blueberry muffin with a side of blueberries

Make lots of blueberry jam

You eat blueberries with fresh homemade whipped cream

You also make a dozen blueberry mini pies, six personal blueberry crips and eat your weight in blueberries!

And after reading the website and seeing that they still have blueberries, I’m not ruling out a fourth trip this year!

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3 Responses to Violet, You’re Turning Violet, Violet!

  1. Ms libbie says:

    I am so jealous. I love blueberries!

  2. gigi says:

    so now ya’ll can come up to alaska and help pick ours … right?
    i bet marion will
    love ya’ll
    gigi

  3. granny chris says:

    Kati , I hope you make some jam, the kids look so cute pickingberries sure takes a lot of picking to fill the bucket

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