I have to say, berry picking isn’t a memory I have from my childhood. It’s not near and dear to me because I spent time as a child with my family picking our own berries. That just wasn’t something my family did together. In fact, the first time I had a blueberry of my own was after my daughter was born.
Berry picking IS special to me, though, because it is one of my favorite memories of my own daughter’s childhood. My mom and I took Piper to the Strawberry Fields a couple of years ago and I was hooked from that moment on.
It’s hard enjoy the moment with a camera on your shoulder, though, and you can’t be in any of the photos when you’re the one taking all of them. Well…I mean you can, but you wouldn’t enjoy it.
I decided to offer berry picking sessions this summer as a way to give moms and dads the chance to be in the moment with their kids making memories instead of playing the roll of family historian, and, let me just say, I am IN LOVE! It gives families the experience of having a storytelling session AND they get to pick (and eat) berries with their family. Everyone wins!
If you’re in West Virginia, be sure to check out Blueberry Ridge Farm this season!
My sisters and I love to eat, I mean pick, berries…We started it years ago with my Mom..There are times when I have to drag two of my sisters out of the bushes before they explode! When we should be done, I usually yell, “Step away from the bush” to get their attention. And laughter shortly follows! I know that there is more in the bucket than in our tummies…We laugh and tease each other every time the bird cannon goes off that they are shoot at us because we are eating too many berries..It is a great summer activity to do with someone you love!
I love picking Blueberries.. it is my me time , I come with friends we all go our own way meet back up and just enjoy the experience.
Coming in the am 4th of July picking