I went out to my parents' farm today and picked a big bucket of gorgeous blueberries.
I'm going back to Valley Hill Horse Farm tomorrow and wanted to take a little something to the owners. They are so nice and the kids always have such a good time while we are there. On our last visit, we parked the hay wagon under a berry tree (boysenberry, I was told), enjoyed the shade for a few minutes and ate fresh berries from the tree. I was telling Mr. Tommy, one of the owners, that my parents grow blueberries and have started a U-Pick business in their retirement. They sell blueberries and blackberries for a fraction of the cost in the grocery store. One of these days I'm going to arrange a field trip to their farm, as well. Blueberries don't come into season until just after school lets out, and since I'm taking the summer off......well, I'm working on it!
If you enjoy blueberries, I invite to you to become a fan of the Sweetwater Creek Farm Blueberries -U Pick on Facebook and feel free to share your favorite blueberry or blackberry recipes. If you live in our area (Augusta, Ga or N. Augusta,SC), give them a call or stop on by during picking hours. They'd love to have you pick!
I have been teaching early childhood for about 20 years. I love what I do---it's the best job in the world!!! Where else can you go to work each day and do art, play games, have snack and get hugs regularly AND get paid for it?! I love to share ideas with other teachers and see what they are doing in their classrooms. Teaching is the best profession---we love to share!