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Archive for August 12th, 2010

fresh picked

Blueberries! My favorite food of all time. We are big blueberry eaters here, all year long (frozen organic for most of the year), so nothing beats the treat of having an abundance of fresh picked. Straight up, in smoothies, with a drizzle of half and half, on top of my oatmeal, in a glass of wine, whichever way – I like them raw and fresh. I usually can’t bring myself to cook with them or can them and while the idea was to pick enough to freeze, I think 13 quarts will be gone in no time. Yum! We might have to go a few more times before the season here is up.

The owner of the farm gave us a couple of cuttings, and we are trying some experimental propagation. If we had a 100% success rate, we should have a dozen little bushes next year. But I’d be happy with even just a few. I am learning how easy this kind of propagation is, and we are super excited about it. I’ll try to report any notable successes and failures here, in case any of you are interested.

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