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Last year we bought 50 pounds of blueberries; we froze 30 pounds and we used 20 pounds to make jam.  We ran out of blueberries in January.

This year, we decided to buy more.

100_5213We headed out on a warm, humid Saturday with the goal of picking at least 30 pounds by ourselves.

Yeah.  That didn’t happen.

Bookworm is a big helper, and Peanut Butter and Jelly Girl is becoming quite the helper, too.  Both picked diligently.

Cuddle Bug?  Not so much.  She picked about 5 and then decided she was hot.  She was thirsty.  She sat in the shade, and soon she was drenched in sweat.

We picked for about 40 minutes and got 10 pounds.  The rest we had to buy already picked.

We spend $182, and we got 70 pounds of organic, local blueberries.  We averaged $2.60 a pound on those.

So far, they’ve all been going in the freezer.  If I have time in the next day or two I’ll make some jam.  Otherwise, they’re all going in the freezer so they can last us until next July.  That gives us 6 pounds of blueberries a month, right?  Hopefully that will last a year.

Have you been picking any fruit lately?  Are you stocking up for winter?

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