06 July 2011

Then we will have food for winter.

One day, Little Sal went with her mother to Blueberry Hill to pick blueberries. Little Sal brought along her small tin pail and her mother brought her large tin pail to put berries in.

"We will take our berries home and can them," said her mother. "Then we will have food for the winter."


Blueberries for Sal is one of my favorite children's books. (You can't go wrong with Robert McCloskey.) Yesterday Jared and I had a picking session of our own; Spring Valley Farm is the place to be, with an excellent crop every year and spray-free berries. We gathered 31 pounds of sweet, gorgeous fruit in 2 hours, and I put 23 quarts into the freezer.

Not bad, but I'd take more. Perhaps tomorrow?

1 comment:

  1. My family's copy of "Blueberries for Sal" has been loved almost into oblivion, but thanks to generous amounts of tape it still mostly holds together. Some of the pages show up in a random order, depending on the day, but it just adds variety to the story! And yes, we still get it out to read whenever we have little kids over. :)