The Pastry clan took the early morning off to go pick blueberries, and what condition that orchard was in! Seemed like every time I turned over a few leaves a sight like the one above greeted me. The berries were so thick on the branches that the bushes were literally falling over from the weight:
It’s a night-and-day difference from last year, which was nearly a total loss due to lack of rain. The pickings were so easy we had eight pounds of perfect plump berries in half an hour! It was something of a letdown for Mrs. Pastry, who takes a lot of pride in her ability to ferret out the perfect fruit that’s left in mostly picked-over bushes. This morning plump, ripe berries practically fell into her bucket. It was hardly worth the trip.
Oh well, maybe next year will be better. Blueberry cobbler here I come!